FASAM-E3B4AC: Roman coin: Radiate of Carausius obverse

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COIN

Unique ID: FASAM-E3B4AC

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy radiate of Carausius (AD 286-93) (Reece Period 14), VICT[ORIA] AVG, Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm. Unattributed Mint. The obverse legend is probably [IMP CARAVSIVS] P F AVG. RIC V, pt 2 p. 543, cf. no. 1020. There are five examples of this scarce coin in Sam Moorhead's corpus for the new RIC, one of which is in the British Museum and another which was found in the Blackmoor Hoard (no. 20493).

Notes:

Coin identified from image kindly provided by the FInder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 286
Date to: Circa AD 293

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th June 2021

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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: Carausius
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: Unattributed
Obverse description: Radiate, draped and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: Probably: [IMP CARAVSIVS] P F AVG

Reverse description: Victory advancing right holding wreath and palm
Reverse inscription: VICT[ORIA] AVG

Reverse mint mark: - // -
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • RIC : V, pt 2 p. 543, cf. no. 1020

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: South Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Croughton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5533
Four figure Latitude: 51.99273425
Four figure longitude: -1.20039822
1:25K map: SP5533
1:10K map: SP53SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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