IOW-8DD9AF: Roman Coin: Radiate of Divus Claudius II (possibly a contemporary copy)

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Unique ID: IOW-8DD9AF

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete and worn Roman copper-alloy radiate of Divus Claudius II (AD 268-270), dating to the period AD 270 (Reece period 13). CONSECRATIO reverse type depicting an altar. Possibly a contemporary copy. Uncertain mint.

Obverse: DIVO [CLAVDIO], Radiate head right.

Reverse: [CONSECRATIO], An altar.

Diameter: 15.0mm. Weight: 1.40g. DA=12:12.

Cf. Cunetio no. 2873.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 270
Date to: Exactly AD 270

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.4 g
Diameter: 15 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 5th April 2017 - Wednesday 5th April 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2017-1-63

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: Divus Claudius (Official)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 13 [260-275]
Obverse description: Radiate head right
Obverse inscription: DIVO [CLAVDIO]

Reverse description: An altar
Reverse inscription: [CONSECRATIO]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • Cunetio : no. 2873.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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