SF-053084: Roman coin: contemporary copy of a radiate (Barbarous radiate)

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-053084

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). Copying a reverse type depicting Salus standing right, feeding snake in her arms. The coin seems to have been pierced for reuse.

Evidence of reuse: hole for suspension

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
Thickness: 1.29 mm
Weight: 0.79 g
Diameter: 18.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 21st April 2017

Personal details

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

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)
Obverse description: Unclear radiate bust right.
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: Salus standing right, feeding snake in her arms.
Reverse inscription: [...]

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
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: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Rattlesden

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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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