HAMP-9E4D01: Roman coin: Radiate of Carausius

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COIN

Unique ID: HAMP-9E4D01

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn, corroded and slightly bent 3rd-century copper-alloy Roman radiate of Carausius (AD 286-93) (Reece Perioed 14), APOLLINI CON, Griffing advancing left. C Mint, -//[?]C. This type is known with C, MC and MSC mintmarks. RIC V, pt 2, p. 481, cf. 193-5. This coin is included in Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: National importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.15 mm
Width: 20.85 mm
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 3.29 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 5th March 2010

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Richard Henry
Identified by: Mr Richard Henry
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E2845; 53

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]
Mint or issue place: C mint (Uncertain, England)
Obverse description: Radiate, draped (and cuirassed?) right
Obverse inscription: [IMP CARA]VSIV[S P F AVG?]

Reverse description: Griffin walking left
Reverse inscription: [AP]OLLINI CON

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Reverse mint mark: -//[?]C
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : V.ii 193-196 (p. 481)

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
To be known as: Bighton CP

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Weekend Wanderers USA tour March 2010
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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