BERK-DDB7C0: A Roman copper alloy nummus  BERK-DDB7C0

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Unique ID: BERK-DDB7C0

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Copper alloy Roman coin (sestersius) of Faustina Senior. (AD 138-161). Dimensions: Diameter 32.45mm; Weight 24.60g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Returned to 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: AD 138
Date to: AD 161

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 24.6 g
Diameter: 32.45 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st April 2005 - Sunday 1st May 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Mrs Kate Sumnall

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Faustina the Elder
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Obverse description: Draped bust right
Obverse inscription: [D]IVA FAV[STINA]

Reverse description: Figure standing and holding patera and sceptre, altar at feet
Reverse inscription: CONSE[CRATIO] SC

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Cherwell (District)
To be known as: Kidlington

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Returned to finder.
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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