SOM-27C531: Roman coin: possible contemporary copy of a denarius of Severus Alexander

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-27C531

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Roman silver possible contemporary copy of a denarius of Severus Alexander dating to the period AD 222-228 (Reece Period 11). FIDES EXERCITVS reverse type depicting Fides seated left holding two standards. Mint of Rome. RIC III no. 279.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 222
Date to: Circa AD 228

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 2.65 g
Diameter: 19.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 19th March 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Alice Forward
Identified by: Ms Alice Forward
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 021788

Materials and construction

Primary 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
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Laureate and draped bust facing right.
Obverse inscription: IMP CM AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG

Reverse description: Fides seated left with two standards.
Reverse inscription: FIDES EXERCITVS

Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
To be known as: Near Frampton

Spatial coordinates


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

References cited

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Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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