NLM-B23223: Radiate of Carausius from Swinhope

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Unique ID: NLM-B23223

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy

Coin. Radiate of Carausius (286-293) (Reece Period 14)

Obverse description: Radiate, draped (and cuirassed) right

Obverse inscription: [ ... ]IVS PF AVG]

Reverse description: unclear female (probably Victory) standing left (so COMES or VICTORIA AVG?)

Probably Mint of London, -//(ML?)

Diameter: 22.56mm, Weight: 2.68gms, die axis: 6.

This coin has been considered for Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC

Class: Radiate of Carausius
Inscription: obverse: [IMP. CARAVSIVS PF AVG]

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.68 g
Diameter: 22.56 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st May 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Cliff Reeves
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM14832

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: Probably
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Radiate beefy bust draped right.
Obverse inscription: [IMP. CARAVSIVS P F AVG]

Reverse description: Probably Victory standing left
Reverse inscription: Possibly [COMES or VICTORIA AVG]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Reverse mint mark: -//(ML?)
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Swinhope/Binbrook

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: NLM
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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