SWYOR-369BC2: Roman coin; Radiate of Carausius, Pax reverse

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-369BC2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper alloy Roman coin; a radiate of Carausius (AD 286 - 293) (Reece Period 14), PAX [AVG], Pax standing left holding branch and vertical sceptre / baton. Unattributed Mint or Contemporary Copy. It has a diameter of 19mm and is 2.1mm thick. It weighs 3.01g. This coin has been considered for Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.

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: 2.1 mm
Weight: 3.01 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 4th February 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Carausius
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Obverse description: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right.
Obverse inscription: IM(P)[...]

Reverse description: Pax standing facing left, holding a branch and vertical sceptre / baton
Reverse inscription: (PAX)[...]

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: - // -
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leeds (Metropolitan District)
District: Leeds (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Parlington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4236
Four figure Latitude: 53.818589
Four figure longitude: -1.363531
1:25K map: SE4236
1:10K map: SE43NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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: SWYOR
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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