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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1864,1128.179

  • Denomination

    • aureus
  • Description

    Gold coin.(obverse) Bust of Allectus, draped, seen half from behind, head, laureate, right.
    (reverse) Sol, radiate, naked but for cloak over shoulders, with fold of drapery over left arm, standing front, head turned left, raising right hand and holding globe in left: on ground to left and right, seated captives, bound, facing left and right.

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  • State

    • Roman Empire
  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 293
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 4.45 grammes
    • Die-axis: 6 o'clock
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        IMP C ALLECTVS P F AVG
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        ORIENS AVG
      • Inscription Translation

        'rising of the Augustus'
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse exergue
      • Inscription Content

        ML
      • Inscription Comment

        mint signature of London
  • Bibliography

    • PCR 1145 bibliographic details
    • RIC5 4, p.558 (type) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2006 31 Mar-29 Oct, York, Yorkshire Museum, Constantine

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1864

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    1864,1128.179

gold aureus coin of Allectus (obverse only)

gold aureus coin of Allectus (obverse only)

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