CAM-301115: Roman Coin : Denarius

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Unique ID: CAM-301115

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A contemporary copy of a silver denarius of Septimius Severus (AD 193-211) (Reece 10), with blundered reverse legend: INPVIVIIM/VI COS IIII, Aequitas standing left holding scales and cornucopiae.

Obverse legend also somewhat blundered: T SEV PERT/AVG IMP. Obverse shows laureate head right. Die axis is 6 o'clock. Weight is 2.58g, diameter is 17.9mm, thickness is 2.4mm.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 200
Date to: Circa AD 211

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.4 mm
Weight: 2.58 g
Diameter: 17.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 1988 - Tuesday 31st December 1991

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Ms Helen Fowler
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Septimius Severus
Reece period: Period 10 [193-222]
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: T SEV PERT AVG IMP

Reverse description: Aequitas standing left holding scales and cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: INPVIVIIM - VI COS IIII

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Contemporary copy

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: East Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Yarwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0698
Four figure Latitude: 52.56950646
Four figure longitude: -0.43745159
1:25K map: TL0698
1:10K map: TL09NE
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 during the late 1980's, approximately 1889 to 1990.

References cited

No references cited so far.

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