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Unique ID: CAM-6F1406

Object type certainty: Certain
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A third century base silver radiate of Probus, c. AD 276 - 282. The obverse shows a radiate, draped and cuirassed bust facing to the left. The bust is draped in a consular robe and is also holding an eagle-tipped sceptre. The obverse inscription reads: IMP PROB - VS PF AVG. The reverse shows Sol in a galloping quadriga, to the left, with the inscription: SOLI INVICTO.

Class: Radiate

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 276
Date to: AD 282

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.63 mm
Weight: 3.04 g
Diameter: 22.35 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 23rd August 2004

Personal details

Recorded by: Mr Chris Montague
Identified by: Mr Chris Montague

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finds Identification Day , Norris Museum , St Ives
Museum accession number: None

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate or nummus
Ruler/issuer: Probus
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate bust left, draped and cuirassed, in compular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre.
Obverse inscription: IMP PROB - VS PF AVG

Reverse description: Sol in galloping quadriga, facing left.
Reverse inscription: SOLI INVICTO

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: -- || R thunderbolt
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: East Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Stretham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL5171
Four figure Latitude: 52.316341
Four figure longitude: 0.213845
1:25K map: TL5171
1:10K map: TL57SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal Detecting
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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