SF-7591F4: Roman coin: plated denarius struck for Septimius Severus

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-7591F4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A corroded silver plated Roman denarius, contemporary copy combining an obverse type of Septimius Severus (AD 193-211) and a reverse type proper to Caracalla (AD 198-217), probably dating to the period c.AD 206-217 or later (Reece period 10). PON[TIF TR P]-VIII COS I[I] reverse type depicting Mars standing left, right foot on helmet, holding branch and spear. Prototype of the mint of Rome. Cf. RIC IV.1, p. 225, no. 80(b) for the reverse type.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 206
Date to: Circa AD 217

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.17 g
Diameter: 18.01 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 11th January 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

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]
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: SEVERVS-PIVS AVG

Reverse description: Mars standing left, right foot on helmet, holding branch and spear
Reverse inscription: PON[TIF TR P]-VIII COS I[I]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : IV.1 cf. p. 225, no. 80(b)

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Exning

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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