SWYOR-1F2349: Roman coin; a denarius of Septimius Severus; HERCVLI DEFENS

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-1F2349

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Roman coin; a denarius of Septimius Severus (AD 193 - AD 211) dating to the period AD 196 - AD 197 (Reece Period 10). HERCVLI DEFENS reverse type depicting Hercules standing right, resting on club and holding bow with lion skin over his left arm. Mint of Rome. Sear Volume II number 6284 on page 459. Compare YORYM-379BED which cites RIC IV, p. 100 or 102, no. 79 or 97. It is 15.7mm in diameter and 2.1mm thick. It weighs 1.93gm. The edge of the coin is damaged.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 196
Date to: Circa AD 197

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Weight: 1.93 g
Diameter: 15.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 26th February 2017 - Sunday 26th February 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3201

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
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 and bearded bust right
Obverse inscription: illegible

Reverse description: Hercules standing right leaning on club and holding bow with lion skin over his left arm.
Reverse inscription: [HER]CVLI [DEFENS]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Benniworth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF2182
Four figure Latitude: 53.32110496
Four figure longitude: -0.18492322
1:25K map: TF2182
1:10K map: TF28SW
Grid reference source: From finder
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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