BH-D47C22: Roman coin: nummus or barbarous radiate (probably)

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-D47C22

Object type certainty: Certain
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A very worn and corroded copper-alloy barbarous radiate or nummus (probably) of late 3rd to early 5th century date. Measures 12.9mm in diameter, 1.3mm thick and weighs 0.99g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 275
Date to: Exactly AD 402

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.3 mm
Weight: 0.99 g
Diameter: 12.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 10th February 2010

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 10/38 - 316

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate or nummus
Denomination qualifier: Probably
Ruler/issuer: Uncertain (AD 260 - 402)
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Unclear.
Obverse inscription: Illegible.

Reverse description: Unclear.
Reverse inscription: Illegible.

Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Reverse mint mark: Not visible.
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Possibly

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: North Bedfordshire

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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