LVPL-68E924: Roman nummus of the House of Constantine

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-68E924

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper alloy Greek and Roman Provincial nummus Severus Alexander, dating to AD 222-235. Reverse: [....], Three standards.

Notes:

This coin is significant as it was found at the bottom of the eastern gate post in the city walls, possibly washed down by rain.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period from: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period to: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Date from: Circa AD 222
Date to: Circa AD 235

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.9 g
Diameter: 20.52 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st June 2015 - Thursday 11th June 2015

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Severus Alexander
Obverse description: Laureate head right.
Obverse inscription: [...]VR AΛEZ [....]
Reverse description: Three standards
Reverse inscription: [...]
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Chester City (Unitary Authority Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ4066
Four figure Latitude: 53.18769136
Four figure longitude: -2.89938866
1:25K map: SJ4066
1:10K map: SJ46NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Other

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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