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WMID-6EA667: Greek and Roman provincial coin: Tetradrachm of Diocletian (obverse, reverse)

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Unique ID: WMID-6EA667

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An Alexandian billon tetradrachm of Diocletian (284-305), regnal year 5 (AD288/9). Obverse: Bust facing right. Reverse: Eusabia standing left, wearing veil, dropping incense from right hand on altar, left hand wrapped in peplos. To left L, to right E (epsilon). Coin reference: Milne, 1971, p.117, no. 4896.

Chronology

Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period from: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period to: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Date from: AD 288
Date to: AD 289

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.5 mm
Weight: 7.49 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st April 2007

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Tetradrachm view all attributed records
Ruler/issuer: Diocletian
Mint or issue place: Alexandria (Egypt)
Obverse description: Bust facing right
Obverse inscription: Unclear
Reverse description: Eusabia standing left, wearing veil, dropping incense from right hand on altar, left hand wrapped in peplos. To left L, to right E (epsilon).
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

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: Meriden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP2482
Four figure Latitude: 52.435452
Four figure longitude: -1.648404
1:25K map: SP2482
1:10K map: SP28SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Milne, J.G. 1971 Catalogue of Alexandrian Coins Oxford 117 4896

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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