SOM-2D271D: Roman coin: irregular (barbarous) radiate copying unclear emperor

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-2D271D

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman copper alloy irregular (barbarous) radiate copying unclear emperor dating to the period AD 275-285 (Reece period 14). Probably PAX AVG reverse type depicting a standing female figure holding transverse sceptre and branch. Mint unclear.

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 285

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.92 g
Diameter: 14.91 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 16th September 2018 - Sunday 16th September 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Nonn Bound
Identified by: Mrs Nonn Bound

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 017944

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 bust, facing right
Obverse inscription: Illegible / none

Reverse description: Female figure standing facing forwards, head turned to the left, probably transverse sceptre in left hand, right hand raised and holding branch.
Reverse inscription: Illegible / none

Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Contemporary copy (Barbarous radiate)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
To be known as: Piddletrenthide

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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