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A Roman copper alloy barabarous radiate imitating a coin of Victorinus (AD 269-271), featuring a reverse probably intended to depict Pax, holding a wreath and vertical sceptre, as seen on slightly later coins. Barbarous radiates date from c. AD 275-285.


Bucks PAS Record Sheet no 155

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.8 g
Diameter: 15.55 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 8th April 2016

Rally details.

This object was found at Weekend Wanderers - Wicken,Northants

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Michael Byard
Identified by: Ms Ros Tyrrell
Secondary identifier: Miss Anni Byard

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
Denomination qualifier: Possibly
Ruler/issuer: Radiate (Barbarous)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Obverse description: Radiate bust right
Obverse inscription: VICTOR[...]

Reverse description: Possibly PAX, standing left with wreath and vertical sceptre
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Contemporary copy (Barbarous radiate)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: South Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Wicken (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7539
Four figure Latitude: 52.04433193
Four figure longitude: -0.9078582
1:25K map: SP7539
1:10K map: SP73NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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