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WMID-04578F: Roman coin: Sestertius possibly of Faustina I

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Unique ID: WMID-04578F

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete sestertius, possibly of Faustina I (AD 141 to AD 161), dating to the period AD 141 to AD 161 (Reece Period 7). Possibly AVGVSTA reverse type possibly depicting Pietas standing left. Mint of Rome. C.f. BMC IV, pl. 36, cf. no 10.

Diameter: 30.0 mm
Thickness: 2.9 mm
Weight: 11.6 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.9 mm
Weight: 11.6 g
Diameter: 30 mm

Personal details

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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 the Elder
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 7 [138-161]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Unclear bust right
Obverse inscription: illegible

Reverse description: Possibly Pietas standing left
Reverse inscription: Possibly [AVGVSTA]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Reverse mint mark: -
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Solihull (Metropolitan District)
District: Solihull (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Berkswell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP2179
Four figure Latitude: 52.40860549
Four figure longitude: -1.6927189
1:25K map: SP2179
1:10K map: SP27NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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