LANCUM-73C123: Silver radiate Gordion III

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Unique ID: LANCUM-73C123

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Silver Roman radiate of Gordian III, dating to c. 238 - 244 AD. Obverse of right-facing cuirassed and radiate bust; IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG. Reverse of Sol standing facing, raising hand and holding globe; ORIENS AVG. The coin is 22.76mm in diameter, 1.72mm in thickness and weighs 3.32g.

RIC IViii no. 213

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 238
Date to: Circa AD 244

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.72 mm
Weight: 3.32 g
Diameter: 22.76 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 13th October 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Lydia Prosser
Identified by: Miss Lydia Prosser

Other reference numbers

Other reference: N5177

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Gordian III
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 12 [238-260]
Obverse description: Right-facing cuirassed and radiate bust
Obverse inscription: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG

Reverse description: Sol standing facing, raising hand and holding globe
Reverse inscription: ORIENS AVG

Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Lancaster (District)
Parish or ward: Caton-with-Littledale (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD5461
Four figure Latitude: 54.04290775
Four figure longitude: -2.70395798
1:25K map: SD5461
1:10K map: SD56SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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