NARC-7877E5: Roman coin: copper alloy radiate of Allectus, galley reverse.

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Unique ID: NARC-7877E5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Late Roman coin: copper alloy Q-Radiate of Allectus (British usurper, in power between AD 293 and 296) (Reece Period 14), LAETITIA AVG, Galley left with mast and no cabin, possibly waves, C Mint, QC. RIC V, pt 2, p. 569, no. 125. This coin is included in Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 293
Date to: AD 296

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.71 mm
Weight: 2.33 g
Diameter: 18.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st December 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Steven Ashby
Identified by: Dr Steven Ashby
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Q radiate
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 and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: IMP C ALEECTVS P AVG

Reverse description: Galley left with mast and no cabin; possibly waves
Reverse inscription: [L]AETITIA AVG

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: - // QC
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : V, pt 2 p. 569, no. 125

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Daventry (District)
Parish or ward: Moulton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7866
Four figure Latitude: 52.286612
Four figure longitude: -0.85793
1:25K map: SP7866
1:10K map: SP76NE
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: Thursday 17th April 2008
Updated: Tuesday 30th August 2016

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