SOMDOR-4C5160: Roman coin: Contemporary copy of Denarius of Severus Alexander (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: SOMDOR-4C5160

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Contemporary copy of a denarius of Severus Alexander. Much of the silver plating is missing, leaving corroded copper alloy core. Incomplete.

Class: Denarius

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 222
Date to: Circa AD 240

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.28 g
Diameter: 17.45 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Ruler/issuer: Severus Alexander
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 11 [222-238]
Obverse description: right facing, laureate
Obverse inscription: [IMP SEV] ALE[XAND AVG]

Reverse description: female figure standing
Reverse inscription: illegible

Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
To be known as: South Perrott

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOMDOR
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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