BH-79B655: Radiate of Aurelian

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Unique ID: BH-79B655

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Copper-alloy Roman coin. Radiate of Aurelian (270-275 AD). The coin is slightly worn, particularly on the obverse side. It measures 21.2mm diameter by 1.2mm thick and weighs 2.89g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Post AD 269
Date to: Ante AD 276

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 2.89 g
Diameter: 21.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 10th August 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Richard Garner

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Luton 0352-10

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Aurelian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 13 [260-275]
Mint or issue place: Mediolanum
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Radiate bust right.
Obverse inscription: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG

Reverse description: Fortune seated left by wheel, holding cornucopiae and rudder.
Reverse inscription: FORTVNA REDVX

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Luton (Unitary Authority)
District: Luton (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Luton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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