ASHM-BD682D: Roman coin; antoninianus of Magnia Urbica

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Unique ID: ASHM-BD682D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman radiate of Magnia Urbica (AD 283-285), dating to the period c.AD 283-285 (Reece Period 14). VENVS GENETRIX reverse type depicting Venus standing left holding apple and sceptre. Mint of Lyon. As RIC V.2, p. 183, no. 337.


Possible traces of a white metal wash visible.

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 283
Date to: Circa AD 285

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 3.7 g
Diameter: 21.5 mm

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: ASHMBD047

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: Magnia Urbica
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Diademed, draped bust, right on crescent.
Obverse inscription: MAGNIA VRBICA AVG

Reverse description: Venus standing left holding apple and sceptre.
Reverse inscription: VENVS GENETRIX

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: D -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : V.2 p. 183, no. 337

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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ASHM
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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