LANCUM-313C88: Roman copper alloy sestertius of Septimius Severus

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Unique ID: LANCUM-313C88

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman copper alloy sestertius of Septimius Severus dating to AD 193 (Reece Period 10). Cf RIC IV vol.1, p.180, no.653, Scarce type. The mint is Rome.

Diameter 28mm, and the weight 12.65g.

Obverse inscription is IMP CAES L SEPT SEV PERT AVG and the reverse inscription is LIBERAL AVG TR P COS S C. The coin is damaged.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 193
Date to: Exactly AD 193

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 12.65 g
Diameter: 28 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 29th January 2013 - Tuesday 29th January 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Whitlock
Identified by: Mr Alex Whitlock
Secondary identifier: Mr Matthew Ball

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Septimius Severus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 10 [193-222]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right.
Obverse inscription: IMP CAES L SEPT SEV PERT AVG

Reverse description: Liberalitas, standing left, holding cornucopia and abacus.
Reverse inscription: LIBERAL AVG TR P COS S C

Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Allerdale (District)
To be known as: Beckfoot

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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