PUBLIC-C0C5AE: Roman coin: Sestertius of Severus Alexander

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-C0C5AE

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete copper-alloy Sestertius of Severus Alexander (AD 221-35), dating to exactly to AD 223 (Reece Period 11), mint of Rome. Reverse: PONTIF MAX TR P II COS P P. Pax seated left holding palm and sceptre, SC in exergue. RIC IV, part 1, p. 104, no. 402.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: with finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 223
Date to: Exactly AD 223

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 19.34 g
Diameter: 29 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 5th January 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

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 and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: [IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG];

Reverse description: Pax seated left holding palm branch and sceptre
Reverse inscription: [PONTIF MAX] TR P II COS P P, S C (in exergue)

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
RIC Identifier: RIC IV Severus Alexander 402c
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : IV, pt 2 p. 104, no. 402

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Breckland (District)
Parish or ward: Beeston with Bittering (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF9116
Four figure Latitude: 52.70795411
Four figure longitude: 0.82580202
1:25K map: TF9116
1:10K map: TF91NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: discovery date entered is date recorded
Current location: with finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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