KENT-E8479C: Silver denarius of severus Alexander

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Unique ID: KENT-E8479C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A plated silver Roman denarius of Severus Alexander (AD 222-235), prototype dating to the period AD 228 (Reece Period 11). VIRTVS AVG reverse type depicting Virtus standing right holding reversed spear in right hand and resting left hand on shield. Mint of Rome. Prototype as BMC, p. 160, no. 481; RIC IV pt.2, p.84, no.182c.

Measurements: 17.52mm in diameter, 2.23mm thick and 2.43g in weight

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 235

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.23 mm
Weight: 2.43 g
Diameter: 17.52 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet
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: Severus Alexander
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 11 [222-238]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate and draped bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP C M AVR SEV-ALEXAND AVG

Reverse description: Virtus standing right holding reversed spear in right hand and resting left hand on shield
Reverse inscription: VIRT-VS AVG

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
RIC Identifier: RIC IV Severus Alexander 182c
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • BMC : p. 160, no. 481
  • RIC : IV.2 p.84, no.182c

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
Parish or ward: Ringwould with Kingsdown (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR3647
Four figure Latitude: 51.17350914
Four figure longitude: 1.37482335
1:25K map: TR3647
1:10K map: TR34NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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