SWYOR-550F63: Roman Coin; Radiate of Allectus, FIDES MILIT

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Unique ID: SWYOR-550F63

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy radiate of Allectus (AD 293 - 296) dating from the period AD 293 - 296 (Reece Period 14). FIDES MILIT reverse type depicting Fides standing left holding two standards. C Mint, S P//C. RIC V.2, p. 565, cf. no. 69. Elveden Hoard no. 168.

The coin is 21.6mm diameter, 1.6mm thick and 2.1g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 293
Date to: Circa AD 296

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 2.1 g
Diameter: 21.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2018 - Monday 23rd July 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3200

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: Allectus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: C mint (Uncertain, England)
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP C ALLECTVS P F A[VG]

Reverse description: Fides standing left holding two standards
Reverse inscription: FIDES-MILIT

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
RIC Identifier: RIC V Allectus 69
Reverse mint mark: S P//C
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : V.2 p. 565, no. 69

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Harrogate (District)
Parish or ward: Studley Roger (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE2871
Four figure Latitude: 54.13408829
Four figure longitude: -1.57297062
1:25K map: SE2871
1:10K map: SE27SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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