BM-737D80: Roman Coin:  Denarius of Julia Aquilia Severa

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Unique ID: BM-737D80

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn silver denarius, possibly a cast contemporary copy, of Julia Aquilia Severa, dating to the period AD 220 to 222 (Reece period 10). CONCORDIA reverse type depicting Concordia standing left holding patera and cornucopiae; possibly star in left field. Mint unclear: Rome or Antioch. cf. RIC IV, Pt II, p. 47, no. 225 (with star in left field) or 227 (without star in left field). The coin is too worn to determine bust style for mint attribution.



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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 mm
Weight: 1.6 g
Diameter: 18 mm

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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
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 10 [193-222]
Obverse description: Draped female bust facing right
Obverse inscription: IVLIA AQVILIA SEVERA AVG

Reverse description: Concordia holding patera and double cornucopiae; on left lighted altar; in left field, star?
Reverse inscription: [CONCO]RDIA

Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Possibly

Coin references

  • RIC : IV, pt 2 p. 47, cf. nos. 225 / 227

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
District: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Piercebridge

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Created: 10 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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