IOW-4CB6D4: Roman Coin: Denarius of Faustina I

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Unique ID: IOW-4CB6D4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete Roman silver denarius of Faustina I (AD 138-161), dating to the period c. AD 139-141 (Reece period 7). IVNONI REGINAE reverse type depicting Juno veiled standing left holding patera and sceptre, at feet to left a peacock. Mint of Rome.

Obverse: FAVSTINA-AVGVSTA; Draped bust right.

Reverse: IVNONI REGINAE; Juno veiled standing left holding patera and sceptre, at feet to left a peacock.

Diameter: 17.5mm. Weight: 2.82g. DA=12:6.

As RIC III, p. 68, no. 338.

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 139
Date to: Circa AD 141

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.82 g
Diameter: 17.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 12th June 2019 - Wednesday 12th June 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: IOW2019-1-145

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
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: FAVSTINA-AVGVSTA

Reverse description: Juno veiled standing left holding patera and sceptre, at feet to left a peacock
Reverse inscription: IVNONI REGINAE

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : III p. 68, no. 338

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

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Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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