SOM-09FD7A: Roman coin: radiate of Valerian I

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Unique ID: SOM-09FD7A

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A bent Roman base silver radiate of Valerian I dating to the period AD 253 to 260 (Reece Period 12). FIDES MILITVM reverse type depicting Fides standing facing holding two military standards. Mint of Rome. RIC V pt 1 p.45-6 Valerian 89-90.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 253
Date to: Exactly AD 260

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.8 mm
Width: 19.3 mm
Thickness: 1.3 mm
Weight: 2.2 g
Diameter: 20.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th July 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 16628

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Valerian I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 12 [238-260]
Obverse description: Bearded bust radiate and cuirassed facing right
Obverse inscription: IMP C P LIC [VALERIAN...]

Reverse description: Fides standing facing, head left, military standard held in each hand
Reverse inscription: [FI]DES MILITVM

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
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: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Updated: 4 years ago

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