PUBLIC-69604A: Roman coin. Radiate of Tacitus

Rights Holder: Lindsey Bedford
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Unique ID: PUBLIC-69604A

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy radiate of Tacitus AD 275 - 276 (Reece Period 14).Obverse: IMP C L TACITVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: TEMPORVM FELICITAS Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and corncopiae. Δ - star across fields. Mint of Lugdunum. Normanby p.190 no. 1295. RIC V, pt 1, p. 332, no. 65.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Boxford
Subsequent action after recording: In a private collection, recorded for academic use


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 275
Date to: Exactly AD 276

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.1 g
Diameter: 22.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 22nd August 2016

Personal details

Recorded by: Lindsey Bedford
Identified by: Lindsey Bedford
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: WMF16 SF3

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: Tacitus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP CL TACITVS AVG

Reverse description: Felicitas standing left holding long handled caduceus and cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: TEMPORVM FELICITAS

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: Δ * // -
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • Normanby : p. 190, No. 1295
  • RIC : V, pt 1 p. no. 332, no. 65

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Boxford

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Controlled archaeological investigation (topsoil stripping)
Discovery circumstances: controlled excavation
Current location: Boxford
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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