LANCUM-06D639: Roman coin: Antoninianus of Gordian III

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Unique ID: LANCUM-06D639

Object type certainty: Certain
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Late Roman antoninianus of Gordian III dating from AD242-4; Antioch mint.

Obv: IMPGORDIANVSPIVS [...] radiate bust right

Rev: ORIENS AVG standing deity left

Ref: RIC 4 (Gordian III), 213

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 242
Date to: Circa AD 244

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 3.31 g
Diameter: 22.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st May 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton
Secondary identifier: Dr David Shotter

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Gordian III
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 12 [238-260]
Mint or issue place: Antioch (Antakya, Turkey)
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate bust right
Obverse inscription: IMPGORDIANVSPIVS [...]

Reverse description: Deity left
Reverse inscription: ORIENS AVG

Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Lancaster (District)
To be known as: Overton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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