SOM-8864D5: Roman coin: radiate of unknown emperor

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-8864D5

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman copper alloy radiate of unknown emperor dating to AD 260 to 275 (Reece period 13). SALVS AVGG reverse type depicting Salus feeding snake rising from alter holding anchor or rudder. Mint unclear.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 260
Date to: Circa AD 275

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Weight: 1.54 g
Diameter: 16.3 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Nonn Bound
Identified by: Mrs Nonn Bound

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 017633

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 (uncertain emperor)
Reece period: Period 13 [260-275]
Obverse description: Head wearing radiate crown facing right
Obverse inscription: illegible

Reverse description: Salus feeding snake rising from alter holding anchor or rudder
Reverse inscription: illegible

Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Reverse mint mark: illegible
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Mere

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
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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Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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