WMAS-41F4B5: Roman coin: A  barbarous radiate of Carausius  (obverse and reverse views).

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COIN

Unique ID: WMAS-41F4B5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A contemporary copy of a radiate of Carausius (AD 286-93) (Reece Period 14), PAX AVG, Laetitia standing left with wreath and baton. C MInt, -// reversed C. This coin is included in Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Hereford Museum
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
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 2.88 g
Diameter: 21.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 3rd November 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Sarah Housley
Identified by: Ms Sarah Housley
Secondary identifier: Dr Roger Bland

Other reference numbers

Museum accession number: 2004- 78/72

Materials and construction

Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

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: Draped and cuirassed bust facing right.
Obverse inscription: IMP CARAVSIVS (P F) AVG

Reverse description: Laetitia standing left holding wreath and baton
Reverse inscription: P(outside of the ring of dots)IAX A[V]G

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: -//reversed C
Status: Contemporary copy (Barbarous radiate)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Weston under Penyard (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO6424
Four figure Latitude: 51.913359
Four figure longitude: -2.524779
1:25K map: SO6424
1:10K map: SO62SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Hereford Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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