BH-2DBB59: Roman coin: debased silver denarius of Severus Alexander

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-2DBB59

Object type certainty: Certain
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A debased silver denarius of Severus Alexander dating to the period AD 222-228 (Reece Period 11). VICTORIA AVG reverse type depicting Victory advancing left with palm and wreath. Probably mint of Rome. RIC 180c.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 222
Date to: Circa AD 228

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.94 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Matthew Fittock
Identified by: Mr Harvey Cross
Secondary identifier: Mr Matthew Fittock

Materials and construction

Primary material: Base 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: Probably
Obverse description: Laureate draped bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP C M AVR SEV [ALEXAND AVG]

Reverse description: Victory advancing left holding palm and wreath
Reverse inscription: [VICTORI]A AVG

Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Reverse mint mark: -/-//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Ashwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL2541
Four figure Latitude: 52.0532968
Four figure longitude: -0.17841006
1:25K map: TL2541
1:10K map: TL24SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: BH
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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