WMID-8FCE0E: Roman coin: Denarius of Severus Alexander

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-8FCE0E

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An incomplete silver denarius of Severus Alexander (AD 221 to AD 235), dating to the period AD 228 to AD 231. VIRTVS AVG reverse type depicting Virtus seated left on cuirass holding branch and sceptre. Mint of Rome. c.f. RIC vol IV, part II, p 87, no 221a.

Diameter: 17.1 mm
Thickness: 2.8 mm
Weight: 2.4 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 228
Date to: Circa AD 231

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.8 mm
Weight: 2.4 g
Diameter: 17.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st April 2017 - Sunday 30th April 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
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: Head right, draped, laureate
Obverse inscription: IMP SEV ALEX AND AVG

Reverse description: Virtus seated left, on cuirass, holding branch and sceptre.
Reverse inscription: VIRTVS AVG

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
RIC Identifier: RIC IV Severus Alexander 221a
Reverse mint mark: -
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Harlaston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK2009
Four figure Latitude: 52.67833503
Four figure longitude: -1.70562198
1:25K map: SK2009
1:10K map: SK20NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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