IOW-BE3935: Roman Coin: Barbarous Radiate

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-BE3935

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete Roman copper-alloy barbarous radiate copying unclear late-3rd century AD ruler, dating to the period AD 275-285 (Reece period 14). Unclear reverse type depicting standing female figure left, possibly Felicitas holding caduceus and cornucopiae or similar. Unclear mint.

Obverse: IMPIII[...]; Radiate and draped(?) bust right.

Reverse: [...]AG; Standing female figure left, possibly Felicitas holding caduceus and cornucopiae or similar.

Length: 15.0mm; width: 11.9mm. Weight: 1.16g. DA=12:3.

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 275
Date to: Exactly AD 285

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15 mm
Width: 11.9 mm
Weight: 1.16 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 12th August 2018 - Sunday 12th August 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-1-257

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

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 and draped(?) bust right
Obverse inscription: IMPIII[…]

Reverse description: Standing female figure left, possibly Felicitas holding caduceus and cornucopiae or similar
Reverse inscription: […]AG

Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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