SOM-34ACE7: Roman coin: Irregular (barbarous) radiate copying Tetricus I

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-34ACE7

Object type certainty: Certain
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An irregular Roman copper-alloy (barbarous) radiate copying Tetricus I dating to the period c. AD 275-285 (Reece period 14). Spes reverse type depicting Spes walking left holding flower with right hand and raising hem of skirt with left hand. Mint uncertain. Cf. Cunetio p. 163, refs. 2980/2981

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16 mm
Width: 14.2 mm
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 1.07 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 7th July 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley
Secondary identifier: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 22369

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: Bust radiate facing right
Obverse inscription: [...]RICVS[...]

Reverse description: Spes walking left holding flower with right hand and raising hem of skirt with left hand
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
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: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Somerton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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