WILT-3D1A81: Roman: sesteruis uncertain ruler

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COIN

Unique ID: WILT-3D1A81

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman sestertius of Severus Alexander (AD 222-235), dating to the period AD 232 (Reece period 11). SPES PVBLICA reverse type depicting Spes walking left holding flower and skirt. Mint of Rome. As BMC, p. 203, no. 906; RIC IV.2, p. 121, no. 648.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 232
Date to: Circa AD 232

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 17.17 g
Diameter: 27.75 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Grace Clark
Identified by: Miss Grace Clark
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5069

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 [...]-DER PIVS AVG

Reverse description: Spes walking left holding flower and skirt, [S] C in the field
Reverse inscription: [SPE]S P-V[BLICA ]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
RIC Identifier: RIC IV Severus Alexander 648d
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • BMC : 906
  • RIC : IV.2 648

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: East Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Wimborne St. Giles (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0211
Four figure Latitude: 50.89847474
Four figure longitude: -1.97293109
1:25K map: SU0211
1:10K map: SU01SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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