IOW-4FAC29: Roman Coin: As (probably) of Diva Faustina

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Unique ID: IOW-4FAC29

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete and worn Roman copper-alloy probable as of Diva Faustina (AD 138-161), dating to the period AD 141-161 (Reece period 7). Unclear reverse type depicting standing female figure left, left arm at hip, right arm raised, possibly Ceres or Aeternitas. Mint of Rome.

Obverse: D[...]; Draped bust right.

Reverse: A[...]; S C; Standing female figure left, left arm at hip, right arm raised, possibly Ceres or Aeternitas.

Diameter: 25.4mm. Weight: 8.23g. DA=12:5.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 141
Date to: Circa AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 8.23 g
Diameter: 25.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 29th May 2019 - Wednesday 29th May 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-1-128

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: As
Denomination qualifier: Probably
Ruler/issuer: Faustina the Elder
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Draped bust right
Obverse inscription: D[…]

Reverse description: Standing female figure left, left arm at hip, right arm raised, possibly Ceres or Aeternitas
Reverse inscription: A[…], S C

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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