SOM-B217F2: Roman coin: Radiate of uncertain 3rd-century emperor

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Unique ID: SOM-B217F2

Object type certainty: Certain
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An extremely worn and corroded Roman copper-alloy probable radiate uncertain ruler dating to the period c. AD 275-296 (Reece period 14). Uncertain standing figure reverse type. Mint uncertain.

This coin has suffered some small circumferential losses.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 275
Date to: Circa AD 296

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.8 mm
Width: 18.8 mm
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 2.27 g
Diameter: 19.8 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 22466

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
Denomination qualifier: Probably
Ruler/issuer: Radiate (uncertain)
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Obverse description: Bust facing right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Figure standing left
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Alvediston

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

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Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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