The marvellous world of RADIATES

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Published on April 7, 2008

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The marvellous world of RADIATES A Moorhead / Lunatics Anonymous Production MMVIII

8 Groups of Radiates Radiate busts on Dupondii (27BC – AD 260) (therefore not radiate denominations) The introduction of the Radiate denomination by Caracalla (AD 211-17) The silver radiate (AD 238-260) (Reece Period 12)

Radiate busts on Dupondii (27BC – AD 260)

(therefore not radiate denominations)

The introduction of the Radiate denomination by Caracalla (AD 211-17)

The silver radiate (AD 238-260)

(Reece Period 12)

8 Groups of Radiates contd. The base Radiates, AD 260-75 The most common of all (Reece 13) a) Central Empire (Gallienus, Claudius II, Aurelian, etc) b) Gallic Empire (Postumus, Victorinus, the Tetrici, etc.) The reformed (often silver-washed radiate), AD 275-96 (Reece 14) a) Tacitus, Probus, Carus, Diocletian etc. b) Carausius and Allectus in Britain & Gaul

The base Radiates, AD 260-75

The most common of all (Reece 13)

a) Central Empire (Gallienus, Claudius II, Aurelian, etc)

b) Gallic Empire (Postumus, Victorinus, the Tetrici, etc.)

The reformed (often silver-washed radiate), AD 275-96 (Reece 14)

a) Tacitus, Probus, Carus, Diocletian etc.

b) Carausius and Allectus in Britain & Gaul

8 Groups of Radiates contd. “ Barbarous Radiates”, c. AD 275-85, (all in Reece 14) Post-Reform (post-296) radiates of Diocletian, Maximian, Constantius and Galerius (do not really reach Britain) (Reece 15) 8 4 th century nummi with radiate busts, AD 317-330 (Reece 16)

“ Barbarous Radiates”, c. AD 275-85,

(all in Reece 14)

Post-Reform (post-296) radiates of Diocletian, Maximian, Constantius and Galerius (do not really reach Britain)

(Reece 15)

8 4 th century nummi with radiate busts, AD 317-330 (Reece 16)

Dupondii with radiate busts c. 27 BC – AD 260 Radiate bust is a representation of Sol the Sun God Radiate bust helps to differentiate between the Dupondius and the As Dupondius of Hadrian, AD 117-138

Dupondii with radiate busts c. 27 BC – AD 260

Radiate bust is a representation of Sol the Sun God

Radiate bust helps to differentiate between the Dupondius and the As

2. The introduction of the Radiate Introduced by Caracalla (211-17 – used to be called the Antoninianus after him) Weighed only 1.5 denarii, so was it actually a double denarius? Only short-lived, AD 215-222

Introduced by Caracalla (211-17 – used to be called the Antoninianus after him)

Weighed only 1.5 denarii, so was it actually a double denarius?

Only short-lived, AD 215-222

2. Introduction of the Antoninianus contd. Scarce Radiate of Elagabalus (218-22), Mint of Rome: VICTOR ANTONINI AVG Found in Pocklington area, East Yorks. (YORYM-476B46)

Scarce Radiate of Elagabalus (218-22), Mint of Rome:

VICTOR ANTONINI AVG

Found in Pocklington area, East Yorks.

(YORYM-476B46)

3 The Silver Radiates AD 238-60 (Reece Period 12) Re-introduced by Balbinus and Pupienus (238) – rare! Balbinus PIETAS MVTVA AVGG, Rome mint

3 The Silver Radiates AD 238-60 (Reece Period 12) Gradually declining silver content, but still silver in appearance Generally scarce as site-finds Gordian III (238-44) the most common Silver radiate of Gordian III, AD 238-44, Rome, IOVI STATORI (IOW-ECEC22)

Gradually declining silver content, but still silver in appearance

Generally scarce as site-finds

Gordian III (238-44) the most common

3. Philip I and Philip II AD 244-9 Base silver radiate of Phillip I, LAET FVNDATA, mint of Rome, 244-7, Stogursey, Somerset (SOM-420972) Note: the Nose and beard! Base silver radiate of Philip II, as Caesar, PRINCIPI IVVENT, Mint of Rome, 245-6, Twycross, Leics. (LEIC-21A411) Note: more baby-faced!

3. Otacilia Severa (wife of Philip I (244-9) Silver radiate of Otacilia Severa, Mint of Rome, CONCORDIA AVGG, c. 246-8. Note the crescent moon behind the bust; the female version of the radiate crown (Leics - LEIC-8C9CF7)

3.Trajan Decius and family (249-51) Silver radiate of Trajan Decius, Rome, VICTORIA AVG; Chesterton, Oxon (Hamp422)

3. Herennia Etruscilla, wife of Trajan Decius (249-51) PVDICITIA AVG, Rome mint

3. Herennia Etruscilla, wife of Trajan Decius (249-51) Copper alloy plated-radiate contemporary copy of HERENNIA ETRVSCILLA, uncertain reverse, Rome, AD 249-51. Rudston, E. Yorks (YORYM-331DC3)

3. Herennius Etruscus and Hostilian (sons of Trajan Decius) Herennius Etruscus, PIETAS AVGVSTORVM, Rome Mint Hostilian, MARTI PROPVGNATORI, Rome Mint

3. Trebonianus Gallus and family (251-3) LIBERTAS PVBLICA, Rome mint

3 Contd.: Volusian, son of Trebonianus Gallus, 251-3 CONCORDIA AVGG, Rome

3: Aemilian, usurper who defeated Trebonianus Gallus, AD 253 MARTI PROPVGT, Rome

3 Contd.: Valerian I and family, 253-60 ORIENS AVGG, Lyon Mint Coins from Lyon for Valerian and family are the most commonly found in Britain

3: Mariniana, wife of Valerian CONSECRATIO, Rome

3: Gallienus, Joint Reign, son of Valerian, 253-60 DEO MARTI, Lyon Coins from Lyon for Valerian and family are the most commonly found in Britain

3: Salonina, wife of Gallienus (Joint Reign, 253-60) FELICITAS PVBLICA, Lyon Coins from Lyon for Valerian and family are the most commonly found in Britain

3: Valerian II, son of Gallienus, 256-8 IOVI CRESCENTI, Rome

3: Saloninus, son of Gallienus, 258-9 PIETAS AVG, Lyon mint Coins from Lyon for Valerian and family are the most commonly found in Britain

4: Base Radiates of 260-75 (Reece Period 13) – The most common radiates – Two major groups: Central Empire: Gallienus and Salonina (sole reign), Claudius II, Divus Claudius, Quintillus and Aurelian Gallic Empire: Postumus, Laelian, Marius, Victorinus, Domitian, Tetricus I & II

Central Empire: Gallienus and Salonina (sole reign), Claudius II, Divus Claudius, Quintillus and Aurelian

Gallic Empire: Postumus, Laelian, Marius, Victorinus, Domitian,

Tetricus I & II

Peak of 3 rd century Radiate hoards Why?

Cunetio Hoard of over 55,000 3 rd century coins: latest coin c. AD275 Largest hoard from Britain

Massive rise in coin loss in period 13 (AD 260-75): did small denominations provide access for all to the money economy?

4 Contd.: Central Empire: Gallienus and Salonina (Sole Reign), 260-8 Note: GALLIENVS AVG is the most common obverse legend for Gallienus A coin from Gallienus’ Zoo, Mint of Rome: IOVI CONS AVG, Goat left – Delta = 4 th Officina or Workshop ABVNDANTIA AVG, Rome, B denotes the 2 nd Officina or Workshop Note: coins of the sole reign of Gallienus and Salonina are much more common than coins for the earlier Joint Reign

4: Salonina (sole reign of Gallienus, 260-8) FECVNDITAS AVG, Rome, Delta = 4 th Officina / Workshop Note how more base the coins of Gallienus and Salonina are after AD 260

4 Contd.: Central Empire: Claudius II Gothicus, AD 268-70 Note: most common obverse legend is IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG or IMP CLAVDIVS AVG AEQVITAS AVG, Rome FIDES EXERCI, Rome XI denotes the 11 th officina or workshop

4. Contd.: Central Empire Divus Claudius, AD 270 (many are Barbarous Radiates, hence go into Period 14) CONSECRATIO, Altar, Milan T = 3 rd officina / workshop CONSECRATIO, Altar, Milan S = 2 nd officina / workshop

4 Contd.: Central Empire: Quintillus, AD 270 (Note: curly hair) PROVID AVG, Milan T = 3 rd officina / workshop

4 Contd. Central Empire: Aurelian and Severina, 270-5 ORIENS AVG, Rome, VI = 6 th Officina / Workshop IOVI CONSER, Rome, S = 2 nd Officina / Workshop

5. Central Empire: Severina, 270-275 CONCORDIA AVGG, Rome, 6 th officina / workshop XXI = c. 5% silver

4. Contd: Gallic Empire: Postumus, 260-69 These coins are often quite silver – more so than the contemporary issues of Gallienus

These coins are often quite silver – more so than the contemporary issues of Gallienus

5. Gallic Empire: Postumus 260-69 PAX AVG, Principal mint in Gaul

4. Gallic Empire: Laelian, 269 Very rare as site-finds VICTORIA AVG, Gaulish Mint

4. Gallic Empire: Laelian, 269 VICTORIA AVG; Bickmarsh, Worcs. WAW-05D402

4 Contd.: Gallic Empire Marius, 269 – very scarce CONCORDIA MILITVM, Gaul Mint 1 VICTORIA AVG, Gaul Mint 2

4 Contd.: Gallic Empire: Victorinus, 269-71: Mint 1 (note the nose and beard) INVICTVS, Sol, Gaul Mint 1 – Common type

4. Gallic Empire: Victorinus, 269-71: Mint I contd common types FIDES MILITVM, Fides hdg 2 standards SALVS AVG, Salus stg. l. at altar, feeding snake PAX AVG, Pax stg l., hdg TRANSVERSE sceptre VIRTVS AVG, Virtus stg. r., hdg. shield and spear

4. Gallic Empire: Victorinus, 269-71: Mint II common types AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas hdg scales and cornucopiae SALVS AVG, Salus feeding snake held in arms PIETAS AVG, Pietas stg left at altar PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia l., hdg baton over globe, and cornucopiae

4. Gallic Empire: Domitianus, 271 from the Chalgrove Hoard (Oxon) CONCORDIA MILITVM

4. Gallic Empire:Tetricus I, 271-4, Mint I common types SPES PVBLICA, Spes adv l, hdg flower and lifting skirt VICTORIA AVG, Victory l, hdg wreath and palm COMES AVG, Victory l, hdg wreath and palm PAX AVG, Pax stg l., hdg VERTICAL Sceptre and branch

4. Contd.: Gallic Empire: Tetricus I, 271-4, Mint I contd. VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus stg. l, hdg shield and spear HILARITAS AVG, Hilaritas stg l, holding palm and cornucopiae SALVS AVGG, Salus stg l, holding rudder and feeding snake entwined around altar

5. Gallic Empire: Tetricus I, 271-4 Mint II common types FIDES MILITVM, Fides hdg two standards LAETITIA AVGG, Laetitia stg l, hdg purse and anchor LAETITIA AVGN, Laetitia stg l, hdg purse and anchor

4 Contd.: Gallic Empire: Tetricus II (271-4) – no beard Mint I: PRINC IVVENT, Prince stg l, hdg branch and spear Mint I: SPES AVGG, Spes adv l, hdg flower and skirt Mint II: PIETAS AVGG, Sacrifical implements Mint II: PIETAS AVGVSTOR, Sacrificial implements

Group 5: Silver-Washed Radiates, AD 275-96 (Reece Period 14) (generally larger, rounder flans than Gallic Empire coins) Two main groups: Central Empire: Tacitus, Florian, Probus, Carus, Numerian, Carinus, Magnia Urbica, Diocletian and Maximian ** All the above generally much scarcer than Reece Period 13 coins (Gallienus, Claudius II, Victorinus & Tetrici) 2. British Empire: Carausius and Allectus

Two main groups:

Central Empire: Tacitus, Florian, Probus, Carus, Numerian, Carinus, Magnia Urbica, Diocletian and Maximian

** All the above generally much scarcer than Reece Period 13 coins (Gallienus, Claudius II, Victorinus & Tetrici)

2. British Empire: Carausius and Allectus

5: Central Empire: Tacitus, 275-6 Note the beard under chin PAX AVGVSTI, Siscia Mint PAX PVBLICA, Lyon Mint

5: Central Empire: Florian, 276 VIRTVS AVGVSTI, Lyon Mint

5: Central Empire: Probus, 276-82 TEMPOR FELICI, Lyon Mint

5. Central Empire: Probus, 282-6 ADVENTVS AVG, Rome mint SOLI INVICTO, Rome

5: Central Empire: Carus, 282-3 PAX AVGG, Lugdunum Mint

5: Central Empire: Numerian, 283-4 PRINCIPI IVVENTVT, Ticinum -//VIXXI

5. Central Empire: Carinus, 283-5 SAECVLI FELICITAS, Lugdunum

6. Central Empire: Magnia Urbica (wife of Carinus), 283-5 VENVS GENETRIX, Lugdunum mint

5: Central Empire: pre-reform radiate of Diocletian, 284-96 IOVI AVGG, Lugdunum mint

5. Central Empire: Diocletian CONCORDIA MILITVM, Cyzicus

5. Central Empire: pre-reform radiate of Maximian, 286-96 HERCVLI PACIFERO, Lyon

5. British Empire: Carausius, 286-93 LAETITIA, London mint - F O//ML

5. British Empire: Carausius, 286-93 PAX AVG (the most common type for Carausius), C Mint S P//C

5. British Empire: Carausius for Diocletian, 286-93 Hinton on the Green, Worcestershire, WAW 747B03 PAX AVGGG, MLXXI

5. British Empire: Carausius in the name of Maximian PAX AVGGG, London Mint - note: MLXXI

5. British Empire: Allectus, 293-6 PAX AVG, London

5. British Empire: Allectus, Q Radiates of London and C Mint VIRTVS AVG, Galley, London VIRTVS AVG, Galley, C Mint Note this type also LAETITIA AVG and Galley at both mints

6. Barbarous Radiates, c. 275-85 (Reece Period 14) We generally date them all to c. 275-85 Enter under ruler dropdown: ‘Radiate, Barbarous’, but include details of prototype in Description Box: e.g. Copper alloy contemporary copy of a radiate (‘barbarous radiate’, copying a coin of Tetricus I (271-4), Pax reverse, struck c. 275-85. Cun. c.f. 2985

We generally date them all to c. 275-85

Enter under ruler dropdown: ‘Radiate, Barbarous’, but include details of prototype in Description Box:

e.g. Copper alloy contemporary copy of a radiate (‘barbarous radiate’, copying a coin of Tetricus I (271-4), Pax reverse, struck c. 275-85. Cun. c.f. 2985

6. Barbarous radiate of Gallienus Copy of an AETERNITAS AVG coin of Gallienus Wallington, Herts. BH-EE4582

6. Barbarous Radiate: Divus Claudius Barbarous DIVVS CLAVDIVS, Altar Issue from Ashwell, Herts BH-0AB7B7

6. Barbarous Radiates, c. 275-85 : to make up for shortage of coins after reforms of Aurelian, 270-5, and fall of Tetricus, AD 274 Very base copy of a coin of Postumus. Shropshire HESH-8317C5 An official base silver radiate of Postumus, 260-269 Paulerspury, Northants NARC-393C97

6. Official coin and copy of Victorinus

6. Barbarous Radiates, c. 275-85 : to make up for shortage of coins after reforms of Aurelian, 270-5, and fall of Tetricus, AD 274. Barbarous radiate, copying coin of Tetricus II (271-4) Wallington, Herts. BH-EC16B8 Barbarous radiate, probably copying Victorinus or Tetricus I Clothall, Herts. BH-DD5B78

6. Barbarous Radiates Barbarous radiate, Breedon on the Hill, Leics. DENO-D97B14 Pierced Barbarous radiate, prob copying Tetricus I, Victory or Spes type, Ashwell, Herts BH-8A4913 Roman or Anglo-Saxon re-use

6. Probable copy of Allectus

7. Post-Reform Radiates of Diocletian and Tetrarchs, post-296 I know of none found in Britain Most common in Italy and North Africa VOT XX, Rome (296-7)

I know of none found in Britain

Most common in

Italy and North

Africa

8. Radiate busts on Nummi of the period 317-30 (House of Constantine) (Reece Period 16) Constantine II, VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP, London, 320-1

Ruler Dropdowns for uncertain and barbarous radiate coins 1. Barbarous Radiates come under Ruler Dropdown, ‘Radiate barbarous’ (Reece 14) 2. Smaller or Gallic base radiates which are uncertain come under ‘Uncertain Ruler, 260-75’ (Reece 13) 3. Larger radiates which are uncertain come under ‘Uncertain Ruler, 275-96’ (Reece 14)

1. Barbarous Radiates come under Ruler Dropdown, ‘Radiate barbarous’ (Reece 14)

2. Smaller or Gallic base radiates which are uncertain come under ‘Uncertain Ruler, 260-75’ (Reece 13)

3. Larger radiates which are uncertain come under ‘Uncertain Ruler, 275-96’ (Reece 14)

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