BM-BC42B9: Roman coin: radiate of Allectus

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Unique ID: BM-BC42B9

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete copper-alloy Roman radiate of Allectus (AD 293-296), dating to the period AD 293-296 (Reece period 13). LAETITIA AVG (or derivative) reverse type depicting Laetitia standing left holding wreath and anchor. Possibly C mint. Cf. RIC V.2, p. 565, no. 75 passim. This coin has been considered for Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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: 1.61 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 30th July 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Mr Richard Ashford
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: RH 16/0564

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
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: Possibly
Obverse description: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP C ALLE[...]

Reverse description: Laetitia standing left holding wreath and anchor
Reverse inscription: LAETIT[IA AVG ]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: S []//[]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Huntingdonshire (District)
To be known as: Godmanchester Area

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: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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