WMID-FC2312: Roman coin: nummus of uncertain Emperor

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Unique ID: WMID-FC2312

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

The copper-alloy core of a plated contemporary copy of a denarius of Severus Alexander dating to AD 224 (Reece period 11). P M TR P III COS P P reverse type depicting Pax standing left with branch and sceptre. As Mint of Rome. cf. RIC IV, p. 73, no. 40.

There were three plated copies of this type in the Shapwick Hoard cf. p. 233, no. 1552 which indicates that this may have been a coin that was regularly copied.

Diameter: 18.90 mm
Thickness: 1.99 mm
Weight: 2.3 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 224

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.99 mm
Weight: 2.3 g
Diameter: 18.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2013 - Thursday 31st January 2013

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: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Severus Alexander
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 11 [222-238]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate bust, draped and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG

Reverse description: Pax standing left with olive branch and sceptre
Reverse inscription: P M TR P II[I] COS P P

Die axis measurement: 6 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: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Stoke upon Tern (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ6629
Four figure Latitude: 52.85740937
Four figure longitude: -2.50639618
1:25K map: SJ6629
1:10K map: SJ62NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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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