KENT-989BBC: Radiate of Quintillus

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Unique ID: KENT-989BBC

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A worn and incomplete copper-alloy Roman radiate of the Central Empire emperor Quintillus (AD 270). FIDES MILITVM reverse type depicting Fides standing left head right holding vertical standard in right hand and long transverse sceptre in left hand. Mintmark: '-E//', Mint of Rome. Cunetio (1983) No.2336, Normanby (1998) no.1163-1167. RIC V (1927) Quintillus no.18. (Reece Period 13)

Measurements: Diameter: 19.81mm, 1.92mm thick and 1.91g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 270
Date to: Exactly AD 270

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.92 mm
Weight: 1.91 g
Diameter: 19.81 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 6th October 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: Quintillus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 13 [260-275]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate and draped bust right
Obverse inscription: [IMP C M A]VR [CL QVINTIL]LVS AVG

Reverse description: Fides standing left head right holding vertical standard in right hand and long transverse sceptre in left hand.
Reverse inscription: [FIDES MILIT]VM

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: -E//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : V Quintillus 18
  • Normanby : 1163-1167
  • RIC : 2336

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Hardwick (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP8119
Four figure Latitude: 51.86371164
Four figure longitude: -0.82510077
1:25K map: SP8119
1:10K map: SP81NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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