KENT-F9E271: Barbarous radiate

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Unique ID: KENT-F9E271

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn and abraded copper-alloy Roman barbarous radiate, copying a coin of Tetricus II (AD 272-274), dating to the period c.AD 275-285 (Reece Period 14). [...]G reverse type probably depicting Spes advancing left holding flower and skirt. Cf. Normanby no. 1974.

Measurements: 15.57mm in diameter, 2.06mm thick and 2.44g in weight.

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: 2.06 mm
Weight: 2.44 g
Diameter: 15.57 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Secondary identifier: 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: Radiate (Barbarous)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Obverse description: Radiate and draped bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]CAES

Reverse description: Probably Spes advancing left holding flower and skirt
Reverse inscription: [...]G

Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: []//[]
Status: Contemporary copy (Barbarous radiate)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • Normanby : cf. no. 1974

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Maidstone (District)
Parish or ward: Stockbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8261
Four figure Latitude: 51.31899105
Four figure longitude: 0.6103993
1:25K map: TQ8261
1:10K map: TQ86SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 14 days ago
Updated: 11 days ago

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