BERK-FF1337: Roman coin : denarius of Septimius Severus

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Unique ID: BERK-FF1337

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

A possible contemporary forgery of a Roman silver plated denarius probably copying an issue of Septimius Severus (AD 193-211). There is significant material loss and green copper corrrosion product around the edges of the coin suggesting it is on a copper alloy core and therefore irregular. Reece period 10. Dimensions: diameter 16.7mm; thickness 2.4mm; weight 1.75g


Found during the Weekend Wanderers King Alfred the Great Rally 26-28 Aug 2006

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: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 193
Date to: Circa AD 211

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.4 mm
Weight: 1.75 g
Diameter: 16.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 27th August 2006

Rally details.

This object was found at Weekend Wanderers - King Alfred the Great 06

Personal details

Recorded by: Mr Garry CRACE
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley
Secondary identifier: Mr Garry CRACE

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ticket no. Ylo. 209

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Septimius Severus
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 10 [193-222]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bearded and Laureate, bust right
Obverse inscription: [BRA[---] AT[---]

Reverse description: Felicity standing left
Reverse inscription: [F]ELICIT[AS AVGG]

Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
To be known as: Letcombe Regis

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
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: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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