KENT-F494DA: Carinus, Tetradrachm of Alexandria

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Unique ID: KENT-F494DA

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A worn copper-alloy Roman provincial tetradrachm of Carinus (AD 282-285), dating to the period AD 282-283 (Reece period 14). Reverse type depicting Tyche standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae, letters LA to the left. Mint of Alexandria. As Geißen and Weiser, 1983: p. 68, nos. 3172-3173; BMC Greek Alexandria, c.f. 2448.

Measurements: 20.51mm in diameter, 5.12mm thick and 7.03g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period from: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period to: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Date from: Circa AD 282
Date to: Circa AD 283

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 5.12 mm
Weight: 7.03 g
Diameter: 20.51 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Tetradrachm view all attributed records
Ruler/issuer: Carinus
Mint or issue place: Alexandria (Egypt)
Obverse description: Laureate and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: [A K ]M A KA(Ρ)IN[OC CEB]
Reverse description: Tyche standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: LA
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
Parish or ward: Shepherdswell with Coldred (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR2547
Four figure Latitude: 51.17793959
Four figure longitude: 1.21773034
1:25K map: TR2547
1:10K map: TR24NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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