KENT-B08C45: Barbarous copy of  a FIDES MILITVM type coin

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-B08C45

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn and abraded copper-alloy copy of of a Roman Radiate, Barbarous Radiate. Copying a coin of uncertain mid-late third century Emeperor, probably of the Gallic Empire. 'FIDES MILITVM' reverse type depicting Fides standing with a vertical standard in each hand. Probably dating to the period c. AD 275-285 (Reece Period 14).

Measurements: 13.23mm in diameter, 2.28mm thick and 1.4g 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: 2.28 mm
Weight: 1.4 g
Diameter: 13.23 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

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: Draped radiate bust right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Fides holding two standards
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Contemporary copy (cast)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Houghton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3433
Four figure Latitude: 51.09530587
Four figure longitude: -1.51585486
1:25K map: SU3433
1:10K map: SU33SW
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: 7 days ago
Updated: 6 days ago

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