IOW-F44056: Roman Coin: Barbarous Radiate (copying uncertain emperor)

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Unique ID: IOW-F44056

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete and worn Roman copper-alloy barbarous radiate, copying an uncertain emperor and dating to the period c. AD 275-285 (Reece period 14). Unclear reverse type.

Obverse: [...]; Radiate bust right

Reverse: [...]; Illegible

Diameter: 12.4mm. Weight: 0.57g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
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 275
Date to: Circa AD 285

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.57 g
Diameter: 12.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 25th October 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2014-2-474

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Radiate (Barbarous)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Obverse description: Radiate bust right
Obverse inscription: […]

Reverse description: Illegible
Reverse inscription: […]

Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Contemporary copy (Barbarous radiate)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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

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