BM-69F140: Roman coin: radiate of Tacitus

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COIN

Unique ID: BM-69F140

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman radiate of Tacitus (AD 275-276), dating to the period AD 275-276 (Reece period 14). AEQVITAS AVG reverse type depicting Aequitas standing left holding scales and cornucopiae. Mint of Lyon. As RIC V.1, p. 328, no. 14.

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Coin identified from images kindly supplied by the finder.

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 276

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4 g
Diameter: 23 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st August 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown

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: Tacitus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: Gallic mint
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP C CL TACITVS AVG

Reverse description: Aequitas standing left holding scales and cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: AEQVITAS AVG

RIC Identifier: RIC V Tacitus 14
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : V.1 p. 328, no. 14

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
To be known as: Nuffield

Spatial coordinates


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: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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