BM-747BA5: Roman coin: barbarous radiate, copying a coin of Tetricus II

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COIN

Unique ID: BM-747BA5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman barbarous radiate, copying a coin of Tetricus II (AD 272-274), dating to the period AD 275-285 (Reece period 14). P-S-[...] reverse type depicting Spes walking left holding flower and skirt. Cf. Normanby no. 1976.

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
Weight: 1.23 g
Diameter: 14 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 5th March 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Mr Richard Ashford
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: B3J(S) 18/0171

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: Radiate and draped bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]IV ESV TETRICVS CAES

Reverse description: Spes walking left holding flower and skirt
Reverse inscription: P-S-[...]

Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Contemporary copy (Barbarous radiate)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • Normanby : cf. no. 1976

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Huntingdonshire (District)
To be known as: Huntingdon Area

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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