LVPL-E0F018: No.68. Copper alloy radiate, probably Carausius, 287-293 AD

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Unique ID: LVPL-E0F018

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy radiate of Carausius (AD 286-93) (Reece Period 14), possibly (IOVI S?)[TATORI?], Jupiter standing right with [thunderbolt] and vertical sceptre. Mint unclear, S [ ] // [?]. , 287-293 AD. RIC V, pt. 2, for type. This type is only recorded for unmarked coins (RIC 815), but because of poor preservation another better specimen is required to determine legend and mint for certain. This coin is included in Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.


No. 68


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.16 g
Diameter: 21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Carausius
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Obverse description: Radiate, draped (and cuirassed?) right
Obverse inscription: [ ...]SIVS [ ... ]

Reverse description: Jupiter standing right holding [thunderbolt] and vertical sceptre
Reverse inscription: (IOVI S?)[TATORI?]

Reverse mint mark: S [ ] // [?]
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • RIC : V pt. 2,

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Goostrey (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ7770
Four figure Latitude: 53.22654
Four figure longitude: -2.345973
1:25K map: SJ7770
1:10K map: SJ77SE
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Heathland

References cited

No references cited so far.

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