LIN-821378: Contemporary copy of a Roman copper alloy radiate of Tacitus

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Unique ID: LIN-821378

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A contemporary copy of a late Roman copper-alloy radiate of Tacitus, struck AD275-6. PAX PVBLICA reverse type depicting Pax standing left with branch and transverse sceptre. Mint of Lyon. RIC V, pt.1, p.330, cf. no.44.

The coin has been cast, and appears to be made of a copper alloy with a high lead content.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 275
Date to: Circa AD 276

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.91 g
Diameter: 23 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Adam Daubney
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Tacitus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: Gallic mint
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: [IMP C M C]L TACITVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Pax standing left, with branch and transverse sceptre
Reverse inscription: PAX PVBLICA

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : V, pt. 1 44

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Kirmington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TA0911
Four figure Latitude: 53.58426765
Four figure longitude: -0.3549516
1:25K map: TA0911
1:10K map: TA01SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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

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