ASHM-6BCC28: Roman coin: radiate of Maximianus

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Unique ID: ASHM-6BCC28

Object type certainty: Certain
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A base metal, silvered Roman radiate of Maximian (AD 286-305), dating to the period AD 289. Reece Period 14. HERCVLI INVICTO AVG G reverse type, mint of Lyon. Not in RIC.


Exact type not in RIC but similar to RIC V.2 365 which has helmeted head rather than radiate.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Undergoing further examination at a museum


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 289
Date to: Circa AD 289

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 3.5 g
Diameter: 23.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2009 - Thursday 31st December 2009

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: ASHMBD026

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Maximinus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: IMP C MAXIMIANVS PF AVG

Reverse description: Hercules standing left holding Victory on globe and leaning on knotted club.
Reverse inscription: HERCVLI INVICTO AVG G

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: S
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : V.2 cf 365

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
To be known as: Childrey

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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