SF-E8BECB: Roman coin: copper-alloy radiate of Tacitus

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-E8BECB

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A base silver radiate of Tacitus (AD 275-276) dating to the period c. AD 275-276 (Reece period 14). VIRTVS AVG reverse type depicting Virtus standing left holding spear and shield. Mint of Lyon. As RIC V.1, p. 332, no. 67; Bastien no. 45.

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 276

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.13 g
Diameter: 22.67 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 4th August 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

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: Tacitus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP C M CL TACITVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Virtus standing left holding spear and shield
Reverse inscription: VIRTVS AVG

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : V.1 p. 332, no. 67
  • Bastien : no. 45

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Hopton

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

References cited

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