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Record ID: SOM-F9C5F6
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Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A rare, copper-alloy dupondius of Severus Alexander (AD 222-235), minted in Rome, AD 229. RESTITVTOR MON reverse type depicting the emperor standing left with spear. Ref. RIC, Vol. IV, Part II, p.118, no. 601. Severus Alexander apparently struck this coinage in connection with an 'enigmatic ... '"reform" in c. 229 celebrated with dupondii inscribed Restitvtor Mon (Alexander standing) and Mon Restitvta (Moneta standing). The nature of this event is a mystery, though it may be a celebration of the effectiveness of Alexander's decision in 222 to abandon the inflationary double-denarius' …
Created on: Tuesday 11th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 31st December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Piddletrenthide', grid reference and parish protected.


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