DUR-BE6024: Coin: Copper alloy core of a copy of a denarius of Severus Alexander

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COIN

Unique ID: DUR-BE6024

Object type certainty: Certain
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The copper alloy core of a silver plated coin, copying a denarius of Severus Alexander, PM TR P VIII COS III P P, Mars advancing left holding olive branch in right hand and spear and shield in left, Sear (Volume 2): 7907.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 229
Date to: Circa AD 235

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.89 mm
Weight: 1.7 g
Diameter: 15.99 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2011 - Saturday 31st December 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Emma Morris
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Secondary identifier: Miss Emma Morris

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
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
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Mars advancing left holding an olive branch in right hand, spear and shield in left hand.
Reverse inscription: PM TR P VIII COS III P P

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Contemporary copy (Core of plated copy)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Harrogate (District)
Parish or ward: Melmerby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE0685
Four figure Latitude: 54.26063
Four figure longitude: -1.90939
1:25K map: SE0685
1:10K map: SE08NE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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