SOM-4A5467: Roman coin: Irregular radiate copying uncertain 3rd-century ruler

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-4A5467

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An irregular Roman copper-alloy radiate of uncertain emperor dating to the period c. AD 275 to 285 (Reece period 14). Unclear reverse type depicting standing figure. Mint uncertain.

The flan has not been trimmed in places.

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: 14.6 mm
Width: 14 mm
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 1.54 g
Diameter: 14.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st July 2014 - Friday 25th July 2014

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 16726

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: IMP C? [...]

Reverse description: Figure standing left
Reverse inscription: ?IV?

Die axis measurement: 4 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: Kingsdon CP

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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