SF-D5423D: Roman coin; base silver radiate struck for Postumus

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Unique ID: SF-D5423D

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A complete base silver radiate struck for Postumus, dating c. 260-269 AD. Reece period 13, mint of Lugdunum. Reverse; MONETA AVG, Moneta standing left holding cornucopia and scales. The coin is preserved in fair condition, though much of the obverse and reverse faces are obscured by encrustation. RIC no. 75, Cunetio 2404/2413.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 260
Date to: Circa AD 269

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.76 mm
Weight: 3.3 g
Diameter: 20.71 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 29th November 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

Materials and construction

Primary material: Base Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Postumus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 13 [260-275]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: radiate crowned and draped bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP C POSTVMVS [PF AVG]

Reverse description: Moneta standing left holding scales and cornucopia
Reverse inscription: MO[NETA AVG]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Brandon

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: date of discovery is date recorded
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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