CORN-21EA63: barbarous radiate of Tetricus I (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-21EA63

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Copper alloy barbarous radiate of Tetricus I (AD 271-274), Reece period 13, SPES AVG reverse type depicting Spes walking left holding flower in right hand and skirt in left.

Cf. RIC Vol.V, Part II, p.411, as no.130 (David Holman pers comm)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 271
Date to: Exactly AD 274

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 0.81 g
Diameter: 13 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 7th October 2018 - Sunday 7th October 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Secondary identifier: Mr David Holman

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: Tetricus I
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 13 [260-275]
Obverse description: radiate bust facing right
Obverse inscription: missing

Reverse description: Spes walking left holding flower in right hand and probably skirt in left
Reverse inscription: SPE[S AVG]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Contemporary copy (Barbarous radiate)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : V, Part II no.130

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Cuby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW9244
Four figure Latitude: 50.25927117
Four figure longitude: -4.91952534
1:25K map: SW9244
1:10K map: SW94NW
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: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 14 days ago
Updated: 12 days ago

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