More eastern Severan dynasty - Severus Alexander

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  1. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    As I have stated elsewhere, I have a liking for the eastern issues of the Severan era over those from Rome.

    I came across this one and the fact that it comes from the Dereham Hoard (Norfolk, UK) made it even more fascinating to me. The hoard comprised of 1,049 Roman silver coins, making it the largest hoard of its kind ever found in Norfolk. Many of these coins were from eastern mints giving us evidence of the spread of these coins in their use across the empire.

    Severus Alexander denarius

    Obv:– IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, Laureate, draped bust right
    Rev:– CONCORDIA, Concordia seated left holding patera and double cornucopiae
    Minted in Antioch .
    Reference(s) – RIC 275 (C). RSC 38. BMCRE ?

    Ex Dereham hoard (found December 2004 and January 2007 ). Part of Lot 69 from the Dix Noonan Webb Auction containing the majority of the hoard sold in London on 9th April 2008.

    3.58g. 18.73mm. 0 degrees

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  3. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I share the fondness for the Eastern style coins.
    Barbarous? LIBERTAS when showing Liberalitas and the obverse lack of AVG makes that likely.

    More normal Eastern mint denarii:
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  4. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Great looking coin, Martin. Has a good weight to it too.
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