WMID-BBE813: Roman coin: Incomplete contemporary copy of a radiate of Claudius II

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Unique ID: WMID-BBE813

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An incomplete struck / hammered copper alloy contemporary copy (barbarous) of a radiate, probably of Claudius II (AD 268 to AD 270), probably dating to the period AD 268 to AD 270 (Reece Period 14). Probably CONSECRATIO reverse type depicting an altar. Mint uncertain.

Diameter: 15.50 mm
Thickness: 1.47 mm
Weight: 1.4 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Donated to the Scheme for educational use


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 268
Date to: Circa AD 270

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.47 mm
Weight: 1.4 g
Diameter: 15.5 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

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

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 crown bust facing right
Obverse inscription: illegible

Reverse description: Altar
Reverse inscription: illegible

Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Reverse mint mark: unclear
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Swineshead (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0466
Four figure Latitude: 52.282313
Four figure longitude: -0.476893
1:25K map: TL0466
1:10K map: TL06NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst searching with a metal detector

References cited

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