IOW-7DDBBC: Roman Coin: Radiate of Allectus

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Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A corroded fragment of a Roman copper-alloy radiate of Allectus (AD 293-296), dating to the period AD 293-296 (Reece period 14). Unclear reverse type probably depicting Providentia standing left, holding globe and cornucopiae. Mint of London. Mintmark: S P // ([M]L

Obverse: [...]; Radiate and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: [...]; Probably Providentia standing left, holding globe and cornucopiae.

Length: 19.8mm; width: 16.0mm. Weight: 1.48g. DA=12:6.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 293
Date to: Exactly AD 296

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.8 mm
Width: 16 mm
Weight: 1.48 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 24th February 2018 - Saturday 24th February 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-1-88

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Allectus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: Radiate and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: Probably Providentia standing left, holding globe and cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: [...]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Reverse mint mark: S P // ([M]L
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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