FAKL-A9C9C5: Roman coin of Allectus

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Unique ID: FAKL-A9C9C5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman copper alloy coin, heavily worn and incomplete, a Q-Radiate of Allectus (AD 293-296) (Reece Period 14). Obverse: [ ... ], radiate bust right, Reverse: [VIRTVS AVG?], unclear galley. Mint unclear. Diameter 19.2mm, Mass 1.33g. This coin has been considered for Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 293
Date to: Exactly AD 296

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.33 g
Diameter: 19.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 15th October 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Kevin Leahy
Identified by: Dr Kevin Leahy
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SWY 885

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Q radiate
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Allectus
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Obverse description: Radiate bust right
Obverse inscription: [ ... ]

Reverse description: Unclear galley
Reverse inscription: Probably [VIRTVS AVG]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Reverse mint mark: -//[ ]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
District: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Featherstone (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4420
Four figure Latitude: 53.67462491
Four figure longitude: -1.3354266
1:25K map: SE4420
1:10K map: SE42SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: FAKL
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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