NMGW-615228: Roman coin: radiate aurelianus of Carausius

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Unique ID: NMGW-615228

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman coin of Carausius. The coin is a radiate aurelianus inscribed SPES PVBL and with a C still extant in the left field. It dates to c. 287-293 AD and weighs 5.72g. This coin is not a published variety - the C in the left field is unrecorded - RIC V, pt 2, p. 498, c.f. no. 411ff. (Recorded in Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC).

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 287
Date to: Circa AD 293

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 5.72 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st September 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ruth Battye
Identified by: Mr Edward Besly
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMGWPA 2005.173.8

Materials and construction

Primary material: Base Silver

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Carausius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: C mint (Uncertain, England)
Obverse description: Radiate, draped and cuirassed r.
Obverse inscription: IMP C M CARAVSIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Spes walking left, hdg. skirt and flower
Reverse inscription: SPES PVBL C in left field

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : V, pt 2 p. 498, c.f. no. 411ff

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gloucestershire (County)
District: Cotswold (District)
Parish or ward: Cherington (Civil Parish)

References cited

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Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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