BH-AE43F2: Roman coin: denarius of Aquilia Severa

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Unique ID: BH-AE43F2

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn silver denarius of Aquilia Severa (AD 220-2) (Reece Period 10) second wife of Elagabalus; CONCORDIA, Concordia standing left at altar, holding pater and cornucopiae. Minted at Antioch. RIC Vol. IV(II), p. 47, no. 225; BMC V, p. 585, cf. nos. 335-6. The mint appears to be Antioch, but the coin is worn and one cannot be absolutely certain.

Measures 17.5mm in diameter, 1.8mm thick and weighs 2.02g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 220
Date to: Exactly AD 222

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 2.02 g
Diameter: 17.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 10th October 2010

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 10/154 - 3

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Julia Aquilia Severa
Reece period: Period 10 [193-222]
Mint or issue place: Antioch (Antakya, Turkey)
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Draped bust right.
Obverse inscription: [IVLIA A]QVILIA [SEVERA AVG]

Reverse description: Concordia standing left, holding patera and double cornucopiae; on left, (lighted altar); in left field, star.
Reverse inscription: [CON]COR[DIA]

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • RIC : IV, pt 2 p. 47, no. 225
  • BMC : V p. 585, cf. nos. 335-6

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
To be known as: Haddenham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Created: 11 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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