WMID-BE51E8: Roman coin: Probable radiate, probably of Tetricus I

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-BE51E8

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete copper alloy probable radiate, probably of Tetricus I (AD 271 to AD 274), dating to the period AD 271 to AD 274 (Reece Period 13). Probably SPES AVG reverse type depicting Spes holding up hem of dress, holding flower and walking left. Probably a Gallic Mint.

Diameter: 17.8 mm
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Weight: 1.8 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 271
Date to: Circa AD 274

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Weight: 1.8 g
Diameter: 17.8 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
Denomination qualifier: Probably
Ruler/issuer: Tetricus I
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 13 [260-275]
Mint or issue place: Gallic mint
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Probable radiate bust right
Obverse inscription: illegible

Reverse description: Figure walking left
Reverse inscription: illegible

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Reverse mint mark: unclear
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Stafford (District)
Parish or ward: Eccleshall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ7632
Four figure Latitude: 52.88491771
Four figure longitude: -2.35810662
1:25K map: SJ7632
1:10K map: SJ73SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: found whilst out metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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

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