KENT-75EF78: Radiate, felictas reverse

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Unique ID: KENT-75EF78

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A highly worn and abraded copper-alloy Roman radiate, possibly a contemporary copy of a coin of Claudius II (AD 268-270), dating to the period AD 275-285 (Reece period 14). Probably [...]LICIT[...] reverse type depicting Felicitas standing left holding cornucopiae and caduceus(?). Uncertain mint.

Measurements: 18.12mm in diameter, 1.64mm thick and 1.97g in weight.

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
Thickness: 1.64 mm
Weight: 1.97 g
Diameter: 18.12 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet
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: Radiate (Barbarous)
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Obverse description: Radiate bust right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Felicitas standing left holding cornucopiae and caduceus?
Reverse inscription: [...]LICIT[...]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: []//[]
Status: Contemporary copy (Barbarous radiate)
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Medway (Unitary Authority)
District: Medway (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Cliffe and Cliffe Woods (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ7277
Four figure Latitude: 51.46583209
Four figure longitude: 0.47478827
1:25K map: TQ7277
1:10K map: TQ77NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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