BERK-6A6654: Roman coin: Antoninianus of Galerius

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Unique ID: BERK-6A6654

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper alloy antoninianus of Galerius (AD 305-311) as Caesar (AD 293-305). Struck in Alexandria AD 296-297. The coin is slightly damaged by a possible attempt to pierce it. Reece 15. RIC VI 48b. Sear (1988) 3701.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 296
Date to: Exactly AD 297

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.33 mm
Weight: 2.5 g
Diameter: 21.02 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 1950 - Saturday 1st January 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2010.767

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: Galerius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Alexandria, Egypt
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES

Reverse description: Galerius standing right receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left. B in field between figures
Reverse inscription: CONCORDIA MILITVM

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: CONCORDIA MILITVM
Reverse mint mark: B//ALE
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VI 48b

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: Sutton Courtenay (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5094
Four figure Latitude: 51.642586
Four figure longitude: -1.278828
1:25K map: SU5094
1:10K map: SU59SW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Agricultural or drainage work
Discovery circumstances: Found by Mr Blinman's late father

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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