HAMP-FB76A7: Roman coin: Radiate of Carausius

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Unique ID: HAMP-FB76A7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn and corroded late 3rd-century copper-alloy radiate of Carausius (AD 286-93) (Reece Period 14), PAX AVGGG, Pax standing left with transverse sceptre. C Mint, S P//C. RIC V, pt 2, p. 493, no. 334). This coin has been pierced at a later date presumably as a jewellery item; the piercing respects neither obverse nor reverse orientation. This coin is included in Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.

Evidence of reuse: piercing

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 286
Date to: AD 293
Period of reuse: EARLY MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.85 mm
Width: 19.35 mm
Thickness: 1.75 mm
Weight: 3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st October 2007

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: E2315; UKDFD Ref. No. - 9825

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)
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bearded bust radiate and draped bust right
Obverse inscription: [I]MP C CARAVSIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Pax standing left holding transverse sceptre in left hand and a branch in right
Reverse inscription: PAX [A]VGGG

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Reverse mint mark: [S]/P//C

Coin references

  • RIC : V.ii 334 (p. 493)

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
Parish or ward: Wonston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4939
Four figure Latitude: 51.148172
Four figure longitude: -1.300855
1:25K map: SU4939
1:10K map: SU43NE
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: 11 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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