IOW-AE5557: Roman Coin: Denarius of Septimius Severus (plated silver)

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Unique ID: IOW-AE5557

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete, worn and plated silver Roman denarius of Septimius Severus (AD 193-211), dating to the period AD 201-210 (Reece period 10). FVNDAT OR PACIS reverse type depicting Septimius veiled and draped, standing left holding branch and roll. Mint of Rome.

Obverse: SEVERVS-PIVS AVG; Laureate head right.

Reverse: FVNDAT-OR-[P]ACIS; Septimius veiled and draped, standing left holding branch and roll.

Diameter: 17.8mm; wt: 2.74g. DA=12:7.

As BMC, p.217, no. 330; RIC IV.1, p. 124, no. 265.

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 201
Date to: Exactly AD 210

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.74 g
Diameter: 17.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 18th February 2018 - Sunday 18th February 2018

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: IOW2018-1-72

Materials and construction

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

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
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: SEVERVS-PIVS AVG

Reverse description: Septimius veiled and draped, standing left holding branch and roll
Reverse inscription: FVNDAT-OR-[P]ACIS

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • BMC : p.217, no. 330
  • RIC : IV.1 p. 124, no. 265.

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: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
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: 10 months ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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