HESH-065835: Roman Coin: Copper alloy radiate probably of Carausius

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COIN

Unique ID: HESH-065835

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy radiate of Carausius (AD 286-293) (Reece Period 14), [PAX AVG], Pax standing left holding branch and vertical sceptre. Mint of London, F O//(ML). RIC V, pt 2, p. 472, cf. no. 101. This coin has been considered for Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.15 g
Diameter: 21.3 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

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
Obverse description: Radiate, draped and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: [IMP C]ARAVSIV[S P F AVG?]

Reverse description: Pax standing left holding branch and vertical sceptre
Reverse inscription: [PAX AVG]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Reverse mint mark: F O // (ML)
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

  • RIC : V, pt 2 p. 472, cf. no. 101

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Hereford

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: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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