BUC-6520D2: Roman coin: sestertius of Severus Alexander

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COIN

Unique ID: BUC-6520D2

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy sestertius of Severus Alexander, dating to the period AD 222-235 (Reece period 11). VICTORIA AVGVSTI S C reverse depicting Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm. Mint of Rome. RIC no.620.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 222
Date to: Exactly AD 235

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 16.41 g
Diameter: 27.56 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 9th May 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Richard Clark
Identified by: Ms Ros Tyrrell
Secondary identifier: Mr Julian Watters

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: [I]M[P CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG

Reverse description: Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm.
Reverse inscription: ...[VICTORIA A]VGVSTI S-C

Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: Dacorum (District)
To be known as: Wigginton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: About one month ago

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