WAW-0104C4: Roman coin: denarius of Severus Alexander (Obverse and reverse).

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Unique ID: WAW-0104C4

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman coin: a silver denarius of Severus Alexander (222-235) dating to the period AD 226 (Reece Period 11). P M TR P V COS III type depicting Mars. Mint not known. RIC Vol. IV Part II, p. 74 No. 53.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 226
Date to: Exactly AD 226

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.37 g
Diameter: 18.57 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 20th December 2013 - Monday 4th August 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Severus Alexander
Reece period: Period 11 [222-238]
Obverse description: Bust facing right, laureate.
Obverse inscription: [IMP C M] AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG

Reverse description: Mars advancing right with spear & trophy.
Reverse inscription: P M TR P V COS [III]

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Alcester (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP0856
Four figure Latitude: 52.20217252
Four figure longitude: -1.88436118
1:25K map: SP0856
1:10K map: SP05NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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