CORN-8727DB: sestertius of Severus Alexander (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-8727DB

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy sestertius of Severus Alexander (AD 222-235), Reece period 11, Type B undated (ii) c.AD 231-235, PROVIDENTIA AVG S C reverse type depicting Providentia standing front with head facing left, with right hand holding corn ears over modius and left arm holding cornucopiae. Mint of Rome.

Cf. RIC IV, Part II, p.121, no.642

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 231
Date to: Circa AD 235

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 15.15 g
Diameter: 29 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th December 2016 - Sunday 11th December 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke

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 bust facing right
Obverse inscription: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG

Reverse description: Providentia standing front with head facing left, with right hand holding corn ears over modius and left arm holding cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: PROVIDENTIA AV[G] S / C

Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : IV, Part II, no.642

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Brightwalton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4380
Four figure Latitude: 51.51729189
Four figure longitude: -1.38169082
1:25K map: SU4380
1:10K map: SU48SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found on a rally organised by Lets Go Digging at Brightwalton, West Berkshire.
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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