SWYOR-175C76: Roman coin; denarius of Septimius Severus, Apollo reverse

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-175C76

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Roman coin; a denarius of Septimius Severus (193 – 211), with Apollo on the reverse. The coin has a diameter of 17.1mm and is 2.2mm thick. It weighs 2.72g. It was probably minted in Rome in 195 AD. For reference see Sear’s “Roman coins and their Values” volume 2, number 6264.

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 195

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 2.72 g
Diameter: 17.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 19th May 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes
Secondary identifier: Mr Stuart Ward

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Septimius Severus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 10 [193-222]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Laureate and bearded bust right
Obverse inscription: L S(EPT SE)[V P]E(RT) AVG (IMP) IIII

Reverse description: Apollo standing left holding a lyre (and a patera?)
Reverse inscription: APOLLI(NI) A(V)[…]

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

  • Sear : II 6264

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
District: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Darrington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4818
Four figure Latitude: 53.656299
Four figure longitude: -1.27519
1:25K map: SE4818
1:10K map: SE41NE
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 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: SWYOR
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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