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BM-011431: Roman coin: sestertius of Severus Alexander

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COIN

Unique ID: BM-011431

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman sestertius 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, S C reverse type depicting Mars or Virtus, helmeted in military attire, standing left, foot on prow of ship, holding spear and parazonium. Mint of Rome. As RIC IV.2, p. 109, no. 489.

Notes:

Coin recorded from image kindly supplied by the finder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 229
Date to: Circa AD 229

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 11.8 g
Diameter: 27.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 18th December 2019

Personal details

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
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 head right, drapery on right shoulder
Obverse inscription: IMP SEV ALE-XANDER AVG

Reverse description: Mars or Virtus, helmeted in military attire, standing left, foot on prow of ship, holding spear and parazonium
Reverse inscription: P M TR P VI(II) COS III P P, S C

RIC Identifier: RIC IV Severus Alexander 489
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : IV.2 p. 109, no. 489

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Wycombe (District)
Parish or ward: Longwick-cum-Ilmer (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7804
Four figure Latitude: 51.72929962
Four figure longitude: -0.87202718
1:25K map: SP7804
1:10K map: SP70SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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