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Unique ID: BERK-6C680C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver-plated contemporary copy of a denarius of Septimius Severus (AD193 - 211)

Obv: [SEVERVS] PIVS AVG. Bust of Septimius Severus, laureate, right


Date Range of obverse Prototype: AD 202 - AD 210. Reverse prototype of Caracalla dates to AD 201 (RIC IV, pt 1, p 220, no. 54)

RIC IV, pt 1, p. 131, cf. no. 321.

Reece Period 10

Contemporary forgery with an obverse of Severus and reverse of Caracalla. This type is noted in an Appendix in RIC with other coins which are hybrids or even doubtful. It is quite possible that it is a similar plated coin as this which gives rise to the RIC entry.


Not seen by FLO. Photos and Info from finder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 202
Date to: Circa AD 210

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 2.47 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 31st December 2020

Personal details

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Probably
Ruler/issuer: Septimius Severus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 10 [193-222]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust of Septimius Severus, laureate, right
Obverse inscription: [SEVERVS] PIVS AVG

Reverse description: Central trophy and captives
Reverse inscription: PART MAX PONT [TR P IIII]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : IV, pt 1 pt 1, p. 131, cf. no. 321

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Aston Tirrold (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5583
Four figure Latitude: 51.54322507
Four figure longitude: -1.20829901
1:25K map: SU5583
1:10K map: SU58SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Updated: About one year ago

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