SF-AC1C5A: Roman coin: a contemporary copy of a radiate (Barbarous radiate).

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Unique ID: SF-AC1C5A

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy contemporary copy of a Roman radiate (Barbarous radiate), copying a coin of an uncertain ruler, dating to AD 275-285 (Reece Period 14). Reverse type unclear.

Subsequent actions

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
Thickness: 1.62 mm
Weight: 0.59 g
Diameter: 13.17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 11th September 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Riccardo Caravello
Identified by: Mr Riccardo Caravello

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's reference: Birdbrook, Field 1, no. 26.

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)
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Obverse description: Radiate head right.
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: Unclear.
Reverse inscription: [...]

Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Contemporary copy (Barbarous radiate)

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Braintree (District)
To be known as: Birdbrook

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Object type: COIN
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