HAMP-BC32A1: Roman coin : Radiate of Postumus

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Unique ID: HAMP-BC32A1

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A Roman base silver radiate of Postumus, PAX AVG reverse depicting Pax running left, holding olive branch and transverse sceptre in left hand. Principle mint, third series, dating AD c.263-5 (Reece period 13). The coin has a die diameter of 21mm although the flan is 22x25mm.
Reference: Cunetio 2405; RIC volume V part ii, p.343 no.78

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 263
Date to: Circa AD 265

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25 mm
Width: 22 mm
Weight: 3.81 g
Diameter: 21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st August 2015 - Saturday 1st August 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Mr David Algar

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 170

Materials and construction

Primary material: Base Silver
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Postumus
Reece period: Period 13 [260-275]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Obverse description: Radiate draped cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Pax running left, holding olive branch and transverse sceptre in left hand
Reverse inscription: PAX AVG

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • RIC : 5 part 2 78
  • Cunetio : 2405

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Amesbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1841
Four figure Latitude: 51.16796372
Four figure longitude: -1.7439355
1:25K map: SU1841
1:10K map: SU14SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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