SOM-D4FBDE: Roman coin: copper alloy barbarous radiate

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A Roman copper alloy barbarous radiate, probably dating to c. AD 275-285 (Reece Period 14). Uncertain reverse type, depicting a figure of indeterminate sex holding an orb right, over an uncertain feature below, depicted with a small cross over a transverse line, and with a possible set of scales in the other hand.

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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
Weight: 1.13 g
Diameter: 15.2 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Nonn Bound
Identified by: Mrs Nonn Bound
Secondary identifier: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019936

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 (Barbarous)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Obverse description: Radiate bust, right.
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Standing figure facing left, outstretched right hand holding a rounded object, raised left hand with pellet above and vertical, crossed line below, and with a possible set of scales in their other hand.
Reverse inscription: none

Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Status: Contemporary copy (Barbarous radiate)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Alvediston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST9623
Four figure Latitude: 51.00637082
Four figure longitude: -2.05838529
1:25K map: ST9623
1:10K map: ST92SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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

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