BUC-20EE64: Roman coin: denarius of Severus Alexander

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COIN

Unique ID: BUC-20EE64

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver denarius of Severus Alexander, dating to the period AD 233-235 (Reece period 11). PROVIDENTIA AVG reverse depicting Providentia standing left, holding sceptre and baton, with globe at foot. Mint of Rome. RIC no.174.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 233
Date to: Exactly AD 235

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.67 g
Diameter: 18.66 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 5th November 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Richard Clark
Identified by: Ms Ros Tyrrell
Secondary identifier: Mr Julian Watters

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
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, draped and [cuirassed] bust right.
Obverse inscription: IMP C M SEV ALEXAND AVG

Reverse description: Providentia standing left, holding sceptre and baton, with globe at foot.
Reverse inscription: PROVIDEN[T]IA AVG

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Chiltern (District)
To be known as: Great Missenden

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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