ASHM-6BCC28: Roman coin: radiate of Maximianus

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COIN

Unique ID: ASHM-6BCC28

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

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.

Notes:

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

Chronology

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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