SOM-46E5B8: Roman coin: radiate of unclear emperor

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Unique ID: SOM-46E5B8

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman copper alloy radiate, probably of Allectus, dating to the period AD 293-296 (Reece period 14). PROVIDENTIA AVG reverse type, depicting Providentia standing left, holding globe in right hand and long transverse sceptre in left hand. The edges are badly chipped.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.93 g
Diameter: 19.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2018 - Thursday 15th March 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 19842

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: Allectus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Obverse description: Radiate and cuirassed bust facing right
Obverse inscription: IMP[...]C ALL[...] PF AVG

Reverse description: Providentia standing facing left holding transverse sceptre in left hand and globe in right
Reverse inscription: [PR]OVID[ENTA AVG]

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: (S/F)//[...]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: All Cannings (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0761
Four figure Latitude: 51.34803841
Four figure longitude: -1.90087737
1:25K map: SU0761
1:10K map: SU06SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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