CORN-23A25B: radiate of Postumus (obverse)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-23A25B

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

A copper alloy Roman radiate of Postumus (AD 260-269), Reece Period 13, SAECVLI FELICITAS reverse type depicting emperor standing right , holding transverse spear in right hand and globe in left hand. Mint either Lugdunum (Lyon) or Cologne. Cf. Cunetio p.145, pl.27, no.2444; RIC V (ii) pp.344 & 363, nos.83 & 325.

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 260
Date to: Exactly AD 269

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 3 g
Diameter: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 24th September 2018 - Monday 24th September 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Caroline Dudley
Identified by: Ms Caroline Dudley
Secondary identifier: Ms Anna Tyacke

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: Postumus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 13 [260-275]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right
Obverse inscription: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Emperor standing right holding a transverse spear in right hand and globe in left
Reverse inscription: SAECVLI FELICITAS

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: None
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • Cunetio : no.2444
  • RIC : V (ii), nos.83 & 325

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Caistor St. Edmund (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG2303
Four figure Latitude: 52.57905744
Four figure longitude: 1.28990908
1:25K map: TG2303
1:10K map: TG20SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

References cited

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Created: About one month ago
Updated: 12 days ago

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