PAS-8CDFD5: Roman coin: Radiate or nummus of uncertain ruler (pierced)

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COIN

Unique ID: PAS-8CDFD5

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete Roman copper-alloy radiate or nummus of uncertain ruler dating to c. AD 260-402 (Reece period 13-21). Unclear reverse type with unclear depiction. Mint unclear.

The coin has suffered some losses around its circumference, giving it an irregular shape, and is highly corroded. It has been pierced towards the circumference, possibly for re-use as jewellery. It measures 14.4mm in diameter and weighs 1.30g

Evidence of reuse: pierced

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 260
Date to: Circa AD 402
Period of reuse: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 14.4 mm
Width: 12.5 mm
Thickness: 1.1 mm
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 14.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st April 2015 - Wednesday 1st April 2015

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Tour find MS34

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate or nummus
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Uncertain (AD 260 - 402)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Unclear
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Unclear
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Cherwell (District)
Parish or ward: Somerton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4927
Four figure Latitude: 51.93935449
Four figure longitude: -1.28862781
1:25K map: SP4927
1:10K map: SP42NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Weekend Wanderers England Detecting Tours March 2015
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PAS
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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