LIN-5FBC33: Early Roman sestertius

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Unique ID: LIN-5FBC33

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

Copper alloy sestertius of Severus Alexander (222-235). Mint of Rome, 222-31.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 222
Date to: AD 231

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Adam Daubney
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Severus Alexander
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 11 [222-238]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate and draped bust right
Obverse inscription: [IMP CAES M AV?]R SEV [ALEXANDER AVG?]

Reverse description: Female figure standing left, holding cornucopiae (possibly Aequitas, Liberalitas, Libertas or Moneta).
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: South Kesteven (District)
To be known as: Bourne

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
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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Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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