DUR-B88404: Copper alloy radiate of Carausius, 287-93.

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COIN

Unique ID: DUR-B88404

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy radiate of Carausius (AD 286-93) (Reece Period 14), probably [COMES] AVG, Victory standing left with wreath and palm. Mint of London, -//(M)L. RIC V, pt 2, p. 465, cf. 15. This coin is included in Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.14 mm
Weight: 3.1 g
Diameter: 18.75 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st June 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: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Carausius
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Obverse description: Radiate, draped (and cuirassed?) right
Obverse inscription: IMP CARAVSIVS P (F AVG)

Reverse description: Victory standing left holding wreath and palm
Reverse inscription: [COMES] AVG - might be O of COMES to left, but close to figure

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: -//(M)L

Coin references

  • RIC : V, pt 2 cf 15

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
Parish or ward: Bedale (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE2688
Four figure Latitude: 54.286974
Four figure longitude: -1.602114
1:25K map: SE2688
1:10K map: SE28NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 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: DUR
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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