PUBLIC-054E0A: Probus AE2

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-054E0A

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman radiate of Probus (AD 276-282), dating to the period AD 276-282 (Reece period 14). Obverse: [IMP C] PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: [COME]-S AVG, Minerva standing left holding branch and spear, leaning on shield. Mint of Lyons. As RIC V.2, p. 30, no. 116.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 276
Date to: Circa AD 282

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 2.7 g
Diameter: 19.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st March 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Tony Bishenden
Identified by: Mr Tony Bishenden
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

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: Probus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: [IMP C] PROBVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Minerva standing left with olive branch and spear, resting hand on shield
Reverse inscription: [COME]-S AVG

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
RIC Identifier: RIC V Probus 116
Reverse mint mark: A -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
To be known as: Sandwich

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
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Updated: About one year ago

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