NARC-1E4123: Copy of Severus Alexander denarius, obverse

Rights Holder: Northamptonshire County Council
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Unique ID: NARC-1E4123

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A contemporary copy of a silver denarius of Severus Alexander, struck in copper alloy and then presumably silvered (this surface treatment has been lost). The original type was struck in AD 232; the copy probably shortly afterwards: AD 232 to mid-3rd century. The reference for the original is Mattingly, BMC VI, 897ff.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Post AD 232
Date to: Circa AD 250

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 2.8 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2003 - Saturday 31st May 2003

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Severus Alexander
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 11 [222-238]
Obverse description: Bust laureate facing right
Obverse inscription: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG

Reverse description: Spes standing left holding robe in left hand
Reverse inscription: SPES PVBLICA

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: East Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Titchmarsh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0180
Four figure Latitude: 52.408692
Four figure longitude: -0.516649
1:25K map: TL0180
1:10K map: TL08SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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