IOW-89A60C: Roman Coin: Sestertius of Severus Alexander

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-89A60C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete and worn Roman copper-alloy sestertius of Severus Alexander (AD 222-235), dating to the period AD 231-235 (Reece period 11). SPES PVBLICA, S C reverse type depicting Spes walking left holding flower and raising skirt. Mint of Rome.

Obverse: IMP ALEXAN-DER (PIV)S [AVG]; Laureate and draped bust right.

Reverse: [SPE]S PVBLICA, S C; Spes walking left holding flower and raising skirt.

Diameter: 26.2mm. Weight: 11.36g. DA=12:11.

As RIC IV.2, p. 121, no. 648.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 231
Date to: Exactly AD 235

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 11.36 g
Diameter: 26.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 3rd December 2017 - Sunday 3rd December 2017

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-8-4

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

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
Obverse description: Laureate and draped bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP ALEXAN-DER (PIV)S [AVG]

Reverse description: Spes walking left holding flower and raising skirt
Reverse inscription: [SPE]S PVBLICA, S C

Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
RIC Identifier: RIC IV Severus Alexander 648a
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : IV.2 p. 121, no. 648

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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