WMID-02F044: Roman coin:radiate (antoninianus) of Gordian III (238-244)

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Unique ID: WMID-02F044

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Roman coin: a silver radiate (antoninianus) of Gordian III (238-244), minted in Rome in 240 (third issue, minted between January to March). Reverse type: ROMAE AETERNAE Reece Period: 12 Reference: RIC IV, pt. III, p.19, no.38 Diameter: 21mm Weight: 4.8g


Leamington Area Villa Site


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 240
Date to: AD 240

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.8 g
Diameter: 21 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Stan Parker

Other reference numbers

Other reference: img 2598

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: Gordian III
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 12 [238-260]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate crown, draped and cuirassed right.
Obverse inscription: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG

Reverse description: Roma, helmeted, in military dress, seated left on shield, holding Victory and spear.
Reverse inscription: ROMAE AETERNAE

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Warwick (District)
To be known as: Leamington Spa finds

Spatial coordinates

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

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Recording Institution: WMID
Created: Tuesday 3rd November 2009
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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