IOW-4C0444: Greek and Roman Provincial Coin: Tetradrachm of Carinus

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Unique ID: IOW-4C0444

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Greek and Roman provincial copper-alloy tetradrachm of Carinus dating to the period AD 282 to 285, minted in Alexandria. Reece period 14. Cf. Curtis (1990) Tetradrachms of Roman Egypt, p. 161, no. 1909 passim.

Obverse: Laureate head right; AKMAKA [...]
Reverse: Eagle standing left, head turned back, wreath in beak, lamda gamma in right hand field; [...]

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Date from: Exactly AD 282
Date to: Exactly AD 285

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.58 mm
Weight: 7.53 g
Diameter: 20.86 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 3rd March 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Philippa Walton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2012-4-115

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Tetradrachm view all attributed records
Ruler/issuer: Carinus
Mint or issue place: Alexandria (Egypt)
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: AKMAKA [...]
Reverse description: Eagle standing left, head turned back, wreath in beak; lamda gamma in right hand field
Reverse inscription: [...]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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