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A Roman copper alloy antoninianus of Galerius (AD 305-311) as Caesar (AD 293-305). Struck in Alexandria AD 296-297. The coin is slightly damaged by a possible attempt to pierce it. Reece 15. RIC VI 48b. Sear (1988) 3701.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Exactly AD 296
Date to: Exactly AD 297

Dimensions and weight

Thickness: 1.33 mm
Weight: 2.5 g
Diameter: 21.02 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 1950 - Saturday 1st January 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2010.767

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus) [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Ruler/issuer: Galerius [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317] [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Mint or issue place: Alexandria (Egypt) [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Obverse description: Radiate and draped bust right
Obverse inscription: GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES
Reverse description: Galerius standing right receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left. B in field between figures
Reverse inscription: CONCORDIA MILITVM
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Fourth Century reverse type: CONCORDIA MILITVM [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Reverse mintmark: B//ALE
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • RIC : VI 48b
A resized image of Roman coin: Antoninianus of Galerius

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: Oxfordshire
District: Vale Of White Horse
Parish: Sutton Courtenay

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5094
Four figure Latitude: 51.642586 Four figure longitude: -1.278828
1:25K map: SU5094
1:10K map: SU59SW
WOEID: 10294
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Agricultural or drainage work [scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

Domesday data within 2 km of discovery point is surfaced via the excellent Open Domesday website.

References cited

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Created: Tuesday 26th April 2011
Updated: Tuesday 26th April 2011

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