WILT-E6C486: Roman coin: Sestertius of Severus Alexander

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Unique ID: WILT-E6C486

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A copper alloy Roman sestertius of Severus Alexander dating to c.AD 222 - 235 (Reece Period 11). The reverse type is MONETA AVGVSTI S-C depicting Moneta holding scales and cornucopia. Mint of Rome.

RIC vol 4 part 2 page 117 no.587

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 20.73 g
Diameter: 31.27 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Hazel Fransch
Identified by: Miss Hazel Fransch

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM4767

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 bust facing right

Reverse description: Monica holding scales and cornucopia
Reverse inscription: MONETA AVGVSTI

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
RIC Identifier: RIC IV Severus Alexander 587
Reverse mint mark: S C
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Grimstead

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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