SOM-56F401: Roman Coin: Denarius of Severus Alexander

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Unique ID: SOM-56F401

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver denarius of Severus Alexander, P M TR P V COS II PP, mint of Rome, AD 226. RIC no. 53 (vol. IV, part II, p. 74).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 226

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.46 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 18th October 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Naomi Payne
Identified by: Dr Naomi Payne

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Entry 020060

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
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: Draped and laureate bust, right
Obverse inscription: IMP [C M AVR] SEV ALEXAND AVG

Reverse description: Mars walking right carrying spear and trophy
Reverse inscription: P M TR P V COS II [PP]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

  • RIC : IV, part II p. 74, no. 53

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Haversham Cum Little Linford

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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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