HAMP-004251: Roman coin: Radiate of Carausius

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Unique ID: HAMP-004251

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn and corroded later 3rd-century copper-alloy Roman radiate of Carausius (AD 286-293) (Reece Period 14), probably LAETITIA AVG (or similar), Laetitia standing left holding [ ] and baton / anchor. C Mint, -//C(rev). This coin is in Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.95 mm
Width: 18.4 mm
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 1.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2001 - Tuesday 1st August 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E2029

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

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 bust right
Obverse inscription: [ ... ]ARAVSIV[ ... ]

Reverse description: Laetitia standing left with [ ] and anchor / baton
Reverse inscription: [ ]

Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: -//C(rev)

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
To be known as: Owslebury CP

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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