CORN-40565E: sestertius of Faustina II (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-40565E

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy sestertius of Faustina II, struck under Antoninus Pius (AD 145-61), Reece period 7, AVGVSTI PII FIL S C reverse type depicting Concordia draped, standing left, with right hand extended holding patera, cornucopia in left arm, mint of Rome.

Cf. BMC Vol. IV, p.383, pl.53, fig.1, no.2198

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 145
Date to: Exactly AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 19.85 g
Diameter: 28 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 26th March 2019 - Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Caroline Dudley
Identified by: Ms Caroline Dudley
Secondary identifier: Ms Anna Tyacke

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Faustina II under Antoninus Pius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Faustina II, draped bust facing right with hair waved and fastened in bun at back of head
Obverse inscription: [FAVSTINA AVGVSTA]

Reverse description: Concordia draped, standing left, with right hand extended holding patera, cornucopia in left arm
Reverse inscription: [AVGVSTI PII FIL] S / C

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • BMC : IV, no.2198

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Buckland Newton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST7003
Four figure Latitude: 50.82575489
Four figure longitude: -2.42729861
1:25K map: ST7003
1:10K map: ST70SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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Created: 2 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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