LANCUM-4F3DB3: Roman coin: copper alloy radiate copy of Claudius II

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Unique ID: LANCUM-4F3DB3

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A copper alloy radiate copy of Claudius II (AD 268-70). It would appear to be IMP [C CLAVDIVS] AVG / [FIDES EXERCI]. The reverse appears to show Fides (Loyalty) standing left with two military standards. RIC 5 (Claudius II), 36.

The sub-circular flan has a length of 19mm and a width of 16mm.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: In a private collection, recorded for academic use


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16 mm
Width: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st December 1959 - Tuesday 1st December 1959

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Paul Hickman
Identified by: Dr David Shotter
Secondary identifier: Mr Paul Hickman

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Claudius II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 13 [260-275]
Obverse description: Radiate head facing right
Obverse inscription: IMP [C CLAVDIVS] AVG / [FIDES EXERCI]

Reverse description: Fides (Loyalty) standing left with two military standards

Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Fylde (District)
To be known as: Lytham St Annes

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: About one month ago

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