WMID-A638C4: Roman coin: Radiate of Tacitus

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-A638C4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman radiate of Tacitus (AD 275-276), dating to the period AD 275-276 (Reece period 14). [SPE]S PVBLIC[A] reverse type depicting Spes walking left holding flower and skirt. Mint of Gaul. As RIC V.1, p. 332, no. 61.

Diameter: 21.5 mm
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 2.7 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 275
Date to: Circa AD 276

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 2.7 g
Diameter: 21.5 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
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: Tacitus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: Gallic mint
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP C L TACITVS AVG

Reverse description: Spes walking left holding flower and skirt
Reverse inscription: [SPE]S PVBLIC[A]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
RIC Identifier: RIC V Tacitus 61
Reverse mint mark: -//CA
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Stafford (District)
Parish or ward: Eccleshall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ7732
Four figure Latitude: 52.88496161
Four figure longitude: -2.34324599
1:25K map: SJ7732
1:10K map: SJ73SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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