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WMID-069A52: Roman coin: nummi or radiate coin of unknown emperor (obverse and reverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-069A52

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

A worn Roman nummi or radiate coin of unknown emperor - most probably dating from AD 260 to 402 (Reece Period uncertain). Unknown reverse and mint. The coin has been pierced so the bust would hang upside down, so presumably it was meant to be worn with the reverse face showing the standing figure (die axis is 6 o'clock). 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 260
Date to: Circa AD 402

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 2.5 g
Diameter: 22.5 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate or nummus
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Uncertain (AD 260 - 402)
Obverse description: bust facing right
Obverse inscription: illegible

Reverse description: standing figure
Reverse inscription: illegible

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Solihull (Metropolitan District)
District: Solihull (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Knowle (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP1976
Four figure Latitude: 52.38170823
Four figure longitude: -1.72228835
1:25K map: SP1976
1:10K map: SP17NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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