SWYOR-233E93: Roman coin; silver denarius of Severus Alexander

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Unique ID: SWYOR-233E93

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A silver Roman coin; a denarius of Severus Alexander (AD 222 – 235) with Aequitas on the reverse, issued at the Rome mint in AD 222. The coin is hardly worn, but there are several chips and areas of corrosion. For reference see Sear Volume II, number 7856 which is identical except that it has a star in the left field. This is because it is from a different mint. The coin has a diameter of 18.5mm, is 2.3mm thick and weighs 2.36g. The silver has tarnished to a dull black colour.

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 222

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Weight: 2.36 g
Diameter: 18.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 17th March 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Stuart Ward
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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
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: Laureate and draped bust right. IMP C M [AVR] SEV ALEXAND AVG
Obverse inscription: IMP C M [AVR] SEV ALEXAND AVG

Reverse description: Aequitas standing facing left holding a cornucopia and scales AEQVITAS AVG
Reverse inscription: AEQVITAS AVG

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

  • Sear : 2 7856

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Bassetlaw (District)
Parish or ward: Everton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7091
Four figure Latitude: 53.411178
Four figure longitude: -0.94839
1:25K map: SK7091
1:10K map: SK79SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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