SOM-56EEC3: Roman coin: irregulat (barbarous) radiate copying a coin of Tetricus II

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Unique ID: SOM-56EEC3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Roman copper alloy irregular (barbarous) radiate copying a coin of Tetricus II, probably combining a PAX and SALVS reverse (female figure standing holding a branch in each hand and with upright spear to right), 275-285 AD.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 275
Date to: Circa AD 285

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 1.53 g
Diameter: 14.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 29th July 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC reciept 020845

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: Radiate (Barbarous)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Obverse description: Radiate head right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Female figure stranding facing, head turned to left, holding branch in each hand with upright spear to right
Reverse inscription: [...]VS A[...]

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Contemporary copy (Barbarous radiate)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Sedgemoor (District)
To be known as: Chedzoy

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: SOM
Created: Wednesday 12th October 2011
Updated: Tuesday 15th November 2011

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