LVPL-C74935: 14. Copper alloy radiate, probably a contemporary copy of Carausius, 286-293 AD

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Unique ID: LVPL-C74935

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy radiate, probably a contemporary copy of Carausius, 286-293 AD. Reverse: VIRTVS AVG, Mars standing left with shield and spear. Finders ref- 14. This coin has been considered for Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.4 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2009

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
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Obverse description: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP...

Reverse description: Virtus standing left, holding shield and spear
Reverse inscription: VIRT(V?)[S AVG]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Contemporary copy (Barbarous radiate)
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
Parish or ward: Navenby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK9956
Four figure Latitude: 53.092039
Four figure longitude: -0.523123
1:25K map: SK9956
1:10K map: SK95NE
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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