HESH-800095: Roman Coin: Radiate of Salonina

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Unique ID: HESH-800095

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman radiate of Salonina (AD 253-268), dating to the period AD 260-268 (Reece period 13). VENVS V[ICT]RIX reverse type depicting Venus standing left holding helmet and vertical sceptre, shield resting on legs to left. Mint of Rome. Cf. RIC V.1, p. 194, no. 31.

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Weight: 2.0g

Diameter: 19.4mm

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 260
Date to: Circa AD 268

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2 g
Diameter: 19.4 mm

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Shropshire Museum Service; Object Entry Form: E. 00991

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: Salonina (sole reign of Gallienus)
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 13 [260-275]
Obverse description: Draped bust right on crescent
Obverse inscription: SALONINA AVG

Reverse description: Venus, draped, standing left, holding helmet in right hand and sceptre in left hand, shield on ground to left
Reverse inscription: VENVS (V)[IC]TRIX

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Reverse mint mark: [VI?] -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : V.1 p. 194, no. 31

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Worfield

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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