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SOM-60C520: Roman coin: radiate of Quintillus

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Unique ID: SOM-60C520

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman copper alloy radiate of Quintillus dating from AD 270 (Reece period 13). FIDES MILITVM reverse type depicting Fides standing facing left holding vertical sceptre and spear. Minted at Rome. Cuentio p. 141 no.2337.



Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 270
Date to: Circa AD 270

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.73 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd April 2017 - Sunday 2nd April 2017

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 17365

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: Quintillus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 13 [260-275]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate head or bust facing right, probably draped
Obverse inscription: IMP C M AVR CL Q[VINTILLVS AVG]

Reverse description: Fides standing facing, head to left, holding vertical spear in left hand and vertical standard in right
Reverse inscription: [FI]DES MIL[IT]VM

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Reverse mint mark: -/ε//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • Cunetio : 2337

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Mendip (District)
Parish or ward: Lydford-on-Fosse (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST5531
Four figure Latitude: 51.07654919
Four figure longitude: -2.64372186
1:25K map: ST5531
1:10K map: ST53SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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