CORN-C28546: barbarous radiate of Claudius II (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-C28546

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy barbarous radiate imitating a coin of Claudius II (AD 268-270), posthumous 'Divus' Claudius issue of AD 270-271, dating from the period c.AD 275-285 (Reece period 14). CONSECRATIO reverse type depicting a crude version of altar 1b. According to Reece and James (2000, pp.42-43) this type was often copied. Similar irregular copies are illustrated in catalogues of the Cunetio hoard on p.160, pl.34, no.2875:2 and from the Normanby hoard on p.205, pl.32, no.1832/3, but this example is more sketchy.

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: Circa AD 275
Date to: Circa AD 285

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 0.87 g
Diameter: 13 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st November 2017 - Sunday 31st December 2017

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: Incomplete

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 bust facing right
Obverse inscription: DIVO CLVIVV

Reverse description: altar 1b copying the CONSECRATIO issue of Claudius II
Reverse inscription: ^ ^ possibly representing flame rather than A

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • Cunetio : no.2875:2
  • Normanby : no.1832/3

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Cubert (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW7759
Four figure Latitude: 50.38849497
Four figure longitude: -5.13851529
1:25K map: SW7759
1:10K map: SW79SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 2 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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