CAM-F6F4F0: Roman Coin : A Copper-alloy Sestertius of Severus Alexander dating to AD 232

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COIN

Unique ID: CAM-F6F4F0

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy sestertius of Severus Alexander dating to AD 232 (Reece period 11) SPES PVBLICA SC reverse type depicting Spes advancing left holding flower and lifting the hem of her skirt. Mint of Rome. RIC IV, p. 121, no. 648; BMC VI p. 203, no. 908.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 232
Date to: Circa AD 232

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.94 mm
Weight: 18.25 g
Diameter: 31.24 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Ms Helen Fowler
Secondary identifier: Dr Philippa Walton

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
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, draped bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]DER[...]

Reverse description: Spes advancing left holding flower and lifting the hem of her skirt
Reverse inscription: SPES PVBLICA SC

Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: City of Peterborough (Unitary Authority)
District: City of Peterborough (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Peterborough Unitary Authority Area

Spatial coordinates


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

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Updated: 5 years ago

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