IOW-F8A2A7: Roman Coin: Nummus

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-F8A2A7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete base(?) silver Roman denarius of Severus Alexander (AD 222-235), dating to the period c. AD 229 (Reece period 11). P M TR P VIII COS III P P reverse type depicting Mars standing right holding reversed spear and resting left hand on shield. Mint of Rome.

Obverse: IMP SEV ALE-XAND AVG; Laureate bust right.

Reverse: P M TR P VIII COS III P P; Mars standing right holding reversed spear and resting left hand on shield.

Diameter: 18.9mm. Weight: 2.33g. DA=12:12.

As RIC IV.2, p. 77, no. 91.

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: Circa AD 229
Date to: Circa AD 229

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.33 g
Diameter: 18.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 16th March 2019 - Saturday 16th March 2019

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: IOW2019-1-36

Materials and construction

Primary material: Base Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
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 bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP SEV ALE-XAND AVG

Reverse description: Mars standing right holding reversed spear and resting left hand on shield
Reverse inscription: P M TR P VIII COS III P P

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
RIC Identifier: RIC IV Severus Alexander 91
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : IV.2 p. 77, no. 91

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: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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