LVPL-81B720: Roman radiate of Allectus

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-81B720

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman Q-Radiate of Allectus (AD 293-296) (Reece Period 14). Reverse: VIRTVS AVG, Galley left with mast, cabin and six rowers; Minerva(?) standing left at prow holding spear with shield on back. C Mint. -//QC. Cf. RIC V.2 - This reverse type is rare with around six specimens recorded. This is the second example in Sam Moorhead's corpus with this obverse legend. This coin is included in Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 293
Date to: Circa AD 296

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.3 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st August 2016 - Thursday 8th September 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Q radiate
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Allectus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: C mint (Uncertain, England)
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: IMP C ALLECTVS P AVG

Reverse description: Galley left with mast, cabin and six rowers; Minerva(?) standing left at prow with spear and shield on back; no waves
Reverse inscription: VIRTVS AVG

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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
To be known as: Navenby

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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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