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posted on 2021-10-27, 13:24 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Brent 1866, 162: Apparently a large brass of Faustina the elder; type, the Empress, with the attributes of Ceres, sacrificing at an altar. It is much ground down, and has seven linear indentations hammered into the obverse and running diametrically. Weight 320 grains.19 weights - some probably coins from purse but most dotted as if multiple of weight, or ground and quartered.2. Large brass of Faustina the elder, Empress (Ceres) sacrificing at altar. Much ground down with 7 diametric lines hammered into obverse, 320 grns.Catalogue number attributed to nineteen weights from an entry in the catalogue (Payne 1892a, 29). The same catalogue number is asigned to the bronze balance. – D.H.

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Grave ID

Sarre Grave 26

Object ID

KAS469-2

Catalogue Number

KAS 469 (2)

Material

copper alloy (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; brass) (Antiquarian Material; brass)

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coin weight (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; coin weight) (Antiquarian Keyword; coin weight)

Status

extant

Location

Maidstone Museum

Collection

Kent Archaeological Society

Category ID

scale

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