WMID-828824: Roman coin: possible contemporary copy of a radiate of Carausius (c. 286-293)

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-828824

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman coin: a copper alloy radiate, possibly a contemporary copy, of Carausius (AD 286-293) (Reece Period 14), mint uncertain. Reverse type probably: [PAX AV]G, Pax standing left holding branch and vertical sceptre. Unattributed Mint or Contemporary Copy. Diameter(s): 17mm Weight: 2.26g. This coin has been considered for Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.

Notes:

Leamington Area Villa Site

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.26 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: rec 510

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 bust/head, facing right.
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: Pax standing left, holding vertical sceptre and [branch?]
Reverse inscription: [...]G

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Reverse mint mark: --//?
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Possibly

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Warwick (District)
To be known as: Leamington Spa finds

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
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: WMID
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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