ESS-F6F403: Silver Roman denarius of Septimius Severus

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Unique ID: ESS-F6F403

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Mostly illegible silver Roman denarius of Septimius Severus.Copper alloy corrosion product is sitting on the surface of the coin, and is not part of a base metal core of a forgery.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 193
Date to: AD 211

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.81 g
Diameter: 17.56 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 28th September 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Caroline McDonald
Identified by: Dr Ian Leins

Other reference numbers

Other reference: ID 4095

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Septimius Severus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 10 [193-222]
Obverse description: Luareat bust facing right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm
Reverse inscription: ?[VICTORIA PARTH MAX ]

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Chelmsford (District)
To be known as: Broomfield

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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