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IOW-AF8338: Roman Coin: Barbarous Radiate (probably copying Tetricus I)

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Unique ID: IOW-AF8338

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete Roman copper-alloy Barbarous Radiate, probably copying Tetricus I (AD 271-4) and dating to the period c. AD 275-85 (Reece period 14). Unclear reverse type depicting Spes advancing left holding flower and skirt

Obverse: [ ... ]; Radiate bust right

Reverse: [ ... ]; Spes advancing left holding flower and skirt

Diameter: 15.6mm. Weight: 2.10g. DA=12:6.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 275
Date to: Circa AD 285

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.1 g
Diameter: 15.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 14th August 2016 - Sunday 14th August 2016

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2016-1-260

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Radiate (Barbarous)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Obverse description: Radiate bust right
Obverse inscription: [ ... ]

Reverse description: Spes advancing left holding flower and skirt
Reverse inscription: [ ... ]

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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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