WILT-30FD2D: Roman Barbarous Radiate

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Unique ID: WILT-30FD2D

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A copper-alloy Roman barbarous radiate of an uncertain ruler, dating to the period AD 275-285 (Reece Period 14). Uncertain reverse type depicting swastika, uncertain mint.

A parallel to this can be seen in SUSS-7BA3B3. This reverse type doesn't exist in the official coinage of the Gallic emperor and therefore is an invention on the forger's part. In ancient times, the swastika was a symbol of good fortune. Such a design is highly unusual on barbarous radiates.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 275
Date to: Exactly AD 285

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.33 g
Diameter: 12.33 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Fiona Johnstone
Identified by: Miss Fiona Johnstone

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5090

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: Radiate (Barbarous)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Obverse description: Radiate bust facing right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Swastika
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Burford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP2309
Four figure Latitude: 51.77919771
Four figure longitude: -1.66801929
1:25K map: SP2309
1:10K map: SP20NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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