SWYOR-626B94: Roman Coin; barbarous radiate possibly

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Unique ID: SWYOR-626B94

Object type certainty: Probably
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A corroded, but possible copper alloy Roman coin; a contemporary copy (barbarous radiate) probably dating from AD 275 - 285 (Reece Period 14). The reverse depicts a soldier facing forwards, head right, holding a round shield in his left hand (on the right) and an upward pointing spear. There appears to be a beaded border. If this is a Roman coin, it is a very crude copy. The obverse is obscured with corrosion. The coin is 13.5mm diameter, 4mm thick and 1.81g.

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: 4 mm
Weight: 1.81 g
Diameter: 13.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st November 2017 - Thursday 8th February 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3047

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
Denomination qualifier: Possibly
Ruler/issuer: Radiate (Barbarous)
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Obverse description: covered by concretion

Reverse description: Standing figure (soldier) head to right, holding round shield on right and upward pointing spear on left

Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Contemporary copy (Barbarous radiate)
Status qualifier: Possibly

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
District: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Armthorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE6105
Four figure Latitude: 53.53811496
Four figure longitude: -1.08105114
1:25K map: SE6105
1:10K map: SE60NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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