WMID-AC156E: Roman coin: radiate of Volusian

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Unique ID: WMID-AC156E

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A Roman copper alloy radiate of Volusian dating to AD 253 (Reece period 12). P [M ...] reverse type probably depicting Emperor standing left sacrificing over lighted tripod and holding small sceptre. Mint of Rome. The reverse of the coin is well worn obscuring much of the legend. Probably RIC IV part 3 no. 141; and Cunetio no. 377.

Overall dimensions: 20.26mm in diameter and 3.06g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 253
Date to: Exactly AD 253

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.06 g
Diameter: 20.26 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 26th May 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Susheela Burford
Identified by: Dr Susheela Burford

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: Volusian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 12 [238-260]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Radiate bust right.
Obverse inscription: [...] VIB VOLVSIANO AVG

Reverse description: Emperor standing left sacrificing over lighted tripod, holding small sceptre.
Reverse inscription: P M [...]

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

Coin references

  • RIC : IV part 3 p. 175, no. 141
  • Cunetio : p. 95, no. 377

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Welford-on-Avon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP1551
Four figure Latitude: 52.15707618
Four figure longitude: -1.7821565
1:25K map: SP1551
1:10K map: SP15SE
Grid reference source: From finder
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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