NCL-7C1717: Roman Coin:  Denarius of Septimius Severus

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Unique ID: NCL-7C1717

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver denarius of Septimius Severus dating to AD 197 (Reece period 10). LIBERO PATRI reverse type depicting Bacchus or Liber standing front, head left, right hand on head, holding thyrsus in left hand; at feet, left, leopard. Mint of Rome. RIC IV, Pt I, p. 103, no. 99.


SF 654

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 197
Date to: AD 197

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.7 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 1994 - Friday 1st December 1995

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Philippa Walton
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Septimius Severus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 10 [193-222]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIIII

Reverse description: Bacchus or Liber standing front, head left, right hand on head, holding thyrsus in left hand; at feet, leopard
Reverse inscription: [L]IBERO [PATRI]

Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
District: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Piercebridge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ2115
Four figure Latitude: 54.529849
Four figure longitude: -1.677018
1:25K map: NZ2115
1:10K map: NZ21NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: NCL
Created: Friday 14th January 2005
Updated: Monday 12th August 2013

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