LEIC-E6AB88: Roman copper alloy radiate of an uncertain emperor, AD 215-315

Rights Holder: The Portable Antiquities Scheme
CC License:

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).


Unique ID: LEIC-E6AB88

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman barbarous radiate copying a coin of Tetricus II (AD 272-274) with a reverse type of Tetricus I, dating to the period AD 275-285 (Reece period 14). [LAETITIA AVGN/AVGG] reverse type depicting Laetitia standing left holding purse and anchor. Cf. Normanby no. 1988. The coin appears to have been deliberately pierced, the triangular shape of the perforation suggesting by a knife blade or similar.

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
Length: 24 mm
Width: 21 mm
Weight: 2.82 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 14th February 2018 - Wednesday 14th February 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Elisabeth Janovsky
Identified by: Wendy Scott
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: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Obverse description: Radiate and draped(?) bust right
Obverse inscription: [...](RICV?)[...]

Reverse description: Laetitia standing left holding purse and anchor
Reverse inscription: [LAETITIA AVGN/AVGG]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: []//[]
Status: Contemporary copy (Barbarous radiate)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • Normanby : cf. no. 1988

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
Parish or ward: Scalford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7624
Four figure Latitude: 52.80820427
Four figure longitude: -0.87398232
1:25K map: SK7624
1:10K map: SK72SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: BM-E1D8FA
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
A worn copper-alloy Roman barbarous radiate, copying a coin of Tetricus I (AD 271-274), dating to the period AD 275-285 (Reece period 14). LA…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: BM-52AC78
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
A copper-alloy radiate of Tetricus I dating to the period AD 271 to 273 (Reece period 13). LAETITIA AVGN/AVGG reverse type depicting Laetitia…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: SUSS-6359E6
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Roman copper alloy contemporary copy (probably barbarous) radiate copying a type of Tetricus II (AD 272-274), PIETAS AVGG (sacrificial impleme…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.