WMID-EB8134: Roman base silver coin, a denarius of Septimius Severus

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Unique ID: WMID-EB8134

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A heavily debased silver denarius of Septimius Severus (AD 193-211). The coin clearly has a very low silver content, and may be a core for a plated copy. The coin type was struck in AD 197, and is RIC number 97, the reverse depicting Hercules standing right, resting on club and holding bow and lion skin on left arm. When legible the reverse inscription would read HERCVLI DEFENS and the obverse inscription would read L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIIII. The coin measures 15.39 mm in diameter and weighs 1.9 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 197

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.47 mm
Weight: 1.9 g
Diameter: 15.39 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 11th September 2010

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Base Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
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: Emperor laureate facing right
Obverse inscription: L SEPT SEV PER[T] A[VG I]MP VIIII

Reverse description: Hercules standing right resting on club and holding bow and lion skin on left arm.
Reverse inscription: HERCVLI [DEFENS]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : 4a 97

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
Parish or ward: Campsey Ash (Civil Parish)

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Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 10 years ago

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