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Roman Coin  268-270 AD


This  coin was discovered at a depth of 25 cm by a metal detectorist in the Caradon District of Cornwall. It was minted in Rome and shows the radiate head of Claudius II Gothicus. The reverse shows Apollo standing left, holding a laurel branch in his right hand, leaning on a lyre set on rock.


The denomination of this silver/copper alloy coin is a radiate (antoninianus).


The Portable Antiquities Scheme has a wonderful website where details can be found of over 55,000 Roman coins - here.


Credit: Royal Institution of Cornwall (Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro)

CORN-C0AF66

1.7 cm across

Use the Portable Antiquities Scheme website to see if you can identify these four coins.

SEM view

Coin in detailhttp://www.open.ac.uk/earth-research/tindle/AGT/mosaics/zgoogle_romancoin/index.html

Venus holding an apple and drapery

 Emperor Constantine I

(Constantine the Great)

AD 323

Constantine II

(see SEM image for reverse of this coin)

Constantine II

Phoenix on globe

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