WMID-4BBC82: WMID-4BBC82: Roman coin: Nummus of uncertain Emperor

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-4BBC82

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A contemporary copy of a silver denarius of Severus Alexander dating to the period AD 222 to 235 (Reece period 11). Illegible reverse type. Mint unclear.

Thickness: 2.03 mm
Weight: 1.5 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 222
Date to: Circa AD 235

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.03 mm
Weight: 1.5 g
Diameter: 17.65 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 12th November 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Secondary identifier: Dr Philippa Walton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Probably
Ruler/issuer: Severus Alexander
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 11 [222-238]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Laureat bust facing right
Obverse inscription: IMP C M A[...]X[...]

Reverse description: Figure right
Reverse inscription: [...]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Reverse mint mark: unclear
Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Malvern Hills (District)
Parish or ward: Astley and Dunley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7866
Four figure Latitude: 52.291687
Four figure longitude: -2.323977
1:25K map: SO7866
1:10K map: SO76NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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