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SWYOR-A47DB2: SWYOR-A47DB2 Roman Coin

Rights Holder: West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service
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Unique ID: SWYOR-A47DB2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper alloy Roman coin; a contemporary copy of a radiate of Allectus (AD 293-6) (Reece Period 14), PROVID AVG, Providentia with baton and cornucopiae, and possibly globe at feet. C Mint. Contemporary copies of the early issues of Carausius are common, but copies of his later issues and of Allectus are very rare.

The coin is 24.4mm in diameter, 1.4mm thick and weighs 2.52g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 293
Date to: Circa AD 296

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Weight: 2.52 g
Diameter: 24.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st April 2020 - Monday 28th June 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3672

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Allectus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: C mint (Uncertain, England)
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP C ALL[...](P F) AVG

Reverse description: Providentia standing left holding baton and cornucopia; perhaps a globe at her feet.
Reverse inscription: PROV-ID AVG

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Reverse mint mark: - // C
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
Parish or ward: Burneston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE3284
Four figure Latitude: 54.25068717
Four figure longitude: -1.51037704
1:25K map: SE3284
1:10K map: SE38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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