SF-E9F625: Roman coin: contemporary copy of a radiate (Barbarous radiate).

Rights Holder: Suffolk County Council
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Unique ID: SF-E9F625

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

An incomplete copper-alloy contempory copy of a Roman radiate (Barbarous radiate), copying a coin of an unclear ruler, dating to AD 275-285 (Reece Period 14). Copying an unclear reverse type depicting a standing figure left.

The coin has been pierced for suspension.

Evidence of reuse: Pierced for suspension

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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: 1.52 mm
Weight: 0.6 g
Diameter: 13.31 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 13th September 2016

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: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Radiate (Barbarous)
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Obverse description: Unclear radiate bust right.
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: Unclear figure standing left.
Reverse inscription: [...]

Die axis measurement: 4 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: Gislingham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: SF-C4B369
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
An incomplete copper-alloy possibly contemporary copy of a Roman radiate (Barbarous radiate), copying a coin of uncertain ruler, dating to AD
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

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Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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