KENT-982F53: A barbarous radiate

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-982F53

Object type certainty: Certain
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A highly worn and abraded copper-alloy radiate, probably a contemporary copy (Barberous Radiate). Copying a coin of the Gallic Emperor Postumus (260-269, PAX AVG(VSTI) prototype, Pax right (rather than the usual Left) holding branch in right hand and long vertical sceptre in left hand. Dating to the period AD 275-.285. (Reece Period 14).

Measurements: 20.52mm in diameter, 1.36mm thick and 2.05g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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: 1.36 mm
Weight: 2.05 g
Diameter: 20.52 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 2nd December 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

Materials and construction

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

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, draped and bearded bust right
Obverse inscription: [___ POST]VMVS A[VG]

Reverse description: Pax? right holding branch in right hand and long vertical sceptre in left hand
Reverse inscription: [P]AX AVG[(G/GVSTI)

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Minster Lovell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3009
Four figure Latitude: 51.77886767
Four figure longitude: -1.56655767
1:25K map: SP3009
1:10K map: SP30NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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