SOM-3AD6A8: Roman coin: denarius of Maximinus I

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-3AD6A8

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman base silver denarius of Maximinus I (235-8), PAX AVGVSTI (Pax standing facing left holding transverse sceptre and branch in right hand), minted at Rome, AD 235-236, RIC IV pt 2 Maximinus 12.

Notes:

The coin appears brown, probably due to the base-ness of the silver used and the local soil conditions.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 235
Date to: Circa AD 236

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 2.19 g
Diameter: 19.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 25th September 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC reciept 020866

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: Maximinus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 11 [222-238]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right, seen from behind
Obverse inscription: IMP MAX[IMI]NVS PIVS AVG

Reverse description: Pax stanidng facing left holding up branch in right hand and a transverse sceptre in her left.
Reverse inscription: PAX AVGVSTI

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

Coin references

  • RIC : IV pt 2 Maximinus 12

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Mendip (District)
To be known as: Chewton Mendip

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
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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Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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