WMID-15C692: Roman coin: radiate of Valerian I

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Unique ID: WMID-15C692

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman copper alloy radiate of Valerian I dating to AD 253-260 (Reece Period 12). PIETA[TI] AVGG reverse type depicting Pietas standing facing left holding spear in right hand and left elbow leaning on column. Mint of Antioch. Cunetio no. 819. Coin is chipped and appears to have been silvered.

Overall dimensions: 21.8mm in diameter and 2.71g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 253
Date to: Exactly AD 260

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.71 g
Diameter: 21.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 6th June 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Susheela Burford
Identified by: Dr Susheela Burford

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: Valerian I
Reece period: Period 12 [238-260]
Obverse description: Radiate bust right.
Obverse inscription: IMP C P LIC [VALE]RIANVS AVG

Reverse description: Pietas standing facing left with spear in right hand and left elbow leaning on column.
Reverse inscription: PIETA[TI] AVGG

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • Cunetio : no. 819

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wyre Forest (District)
Parish or ward: Stone (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8673
Four figure Latitude: 52.35488173
Four figure longitude: -2.20697872
1:25K map: SO8673
1:10K map: SO87SE
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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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