SWYOR-583BA3: Roman coin; radiate

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Unique ID: SWYOR-583BA3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A copper-alloy Roman coin; a radiate dating from AD 260 - 275 (Reece period 13), possibly (SPES) AVG reverse type depicting Spes walking left holding flower and skirt. The coin is 16.8mm diameter, 2mm thick and 1.79g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 260
Date to: Circa AD 275

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 1.79 g
Diameter: 16.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 23rd January 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 3103

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 (uncertain emperor)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 13 [260-275]
Obverse description: Radiate bust right
Obverse inscription: illegible

Reverse description: Figure left [holding flower and] lifting skirt
Reverse inscription: [...]AVG

Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
Parish or ward: Cawood (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5638
Four figure Latitude: 53.83524636
Four figure longitude: -1.15053946
1:25K map: SE5638
1:10K map: SE53NE
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

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Audit data

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

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