BH-67EFE2: Roman coin: barbarous radiate imitating a coin of a Claudius II

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-67EFE2

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A worn copper-alloy radiate, probably a contemporary copy (barbarous radiate) imitating a coin of a Claudius II (AD 268-270), posthumous 'Divus' CONSECRATO issue, dating to the period c. AD 275-285 (Reece Period 14). [CON]SECR[ATIO] reverse type depicting an altar (1b). As Cunetio 2313.

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: 2.5 g
Diameter: 17.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 28th October 2018 - Sunday 28th October 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Matthew Fittock
Identified by: Mr Matthew Fittock

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: Divus Claudius (Barbarous Radiate)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Obverse description: Radiate and bearded bust right
Obverse inscription: [DIVO CLAVDIO]

Reverse description: Altar with flames above
Reverse inscription: [CON]SECR[ATIO]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Status: Contemporary copy (Barbarous radiate)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Ashwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL2540
Four figure Latitude: 52.04431072
Four figure longitude: -0.17877547
1:25K map: TL2540
1:10K map: TL24SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
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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Recording Institution: BH
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