LEIC-FEEC81: Roman copper alloy nummus

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COIN

Unique ID: LEIC-FEEC81

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn copper-alloy Roman radiate of Victorinus (AD 269-271), dating to the period AD 269-271 (Reece period 13). Probably PROVIDENTIA AVG reverse type depicting Providentia standing left holding cornucopiae and baton over a globe. Mint II. As Normanby no. 1445A. The coin has a series of circular pits on the obverse, one at the centre of the flan that pierces the coin forming a neat circular hole. The central hole appears to be more deliberate, and while it is plausible that the other pits on the obverse could also be deliberate post-depositional corrosion or damage cannot be ruled out entirely as a contributing factor.

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 269
Date to: Circa AD 271

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.22 g
Diameter: 15 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Joyce Lee
Identified by: Wendy Scott
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

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: Victorinus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 13 [260-275]
Mint or issue place: Mint II, Gaul (Uncertain, France or Germany)
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate and curiassed bust right
Obverse inscription: […]ORINVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Providentia standing left holding cornucopiae and baton over a globe
Reverse inscription: [PROVIDENTIA AVG]

Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

  • Normanby : cf. no. 1445A

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
Parish or ward: Hoby with Rotherby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6518
Four figure Latitude: 52.75571041
Four figure longitude: -1.03832929
1:25K map: SK6518
1:10K map: SK61NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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

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