ESS-435290: ESS-435290 Roman coin: radiate of Carausius

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Unique ID: ESS-435290

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman copper alloy coin: Radiate of Carausius, dating to AD 286-93 (Reece period 14). Probably PAX AVG, Pax standing left holding transverse sceptre. Mint unclear but probably London, (S P//MLXXI?). RIC V, pt 2, p. 474, cf 118ff. Die Axis 6. This coin has been considered for Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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: 3.3 g
Diameter: 19.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 1980 - Sunday 5th September 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Laura McLean
Identified by: Laura McLean
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OEF 6306

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
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Radiate, draped and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: [ ... ]

Reverse description: Pax standing left holding branch and transverse sceptre
Reverse inscription: Probably PAX AVG

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: Possibly S P//MLXXI
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Braintree (District)
Parish or ward: Halstead (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL8130
Four figure Latitude: 51.939061
Four figure longitude: 0.631703
1:25K map: TL8130
1:10K map: TL83SW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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