BH-F86640: Roman coin: radiate of Carus

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-F86640

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silvered copper-alloy radiate of Carus (AD 282-283), dating to the period c.AD 282-283 (Reece period 14). PAX AVGG reverse type depicting Pax standing left holding branch and transverse sceptre. Mint of Lyon. As RIC V.2, p. 136, no. 13; Gloucester, p. 90, no. 1629.

The coin is in good condition, with no discernable wear and only a small amount of corrosion. It measures 22.3mm in diameter, 1.9mm thick and weighs 4.2g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 282
Date to: Circa AD 283

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 4.2 g
Diameter: 22.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 10th December 2005

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 10/167 - 21

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: Carus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: IMP C M AVR CARVS AVG

Reverse description: Pax standing left, holding olive branch and transverse sceptre.
Reverse inscription: PAX AVGG

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
RIC Identifier: RIC V Carus 13
Reverse mint mark: B - // -
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : V.2 p. 136, no. 13
  • CHRB : XIII p. 90, no. 1629

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Maulden

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Recording Institution: BH
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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