SF-383EF5: Roman coin: copper-alloy radiate struck for Probus

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-383EF5

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy radiate struck for Probus, dating to c. AD 276-282. Reece period 14, mint of Rome. Reverse; TEMPOR FELICIT, Felicitas standing right holding long caduceus and cornucopia. As RIC vol. V, part II, p. 31, no. 129.

Coins of this issue are very rare in Britain, with only three others of this type recorded on the PAS database.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.89 g
Diameter: 21.21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 4th April 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

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: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate and draped bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP C PROBVS [PF AVG]

Reverse description: Felicitas standing right, holding long caduceus and cornucopia
Reverse inscription: TEMPOR FELICIT

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: B/-//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Tostock

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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

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