WILT-EE5B13: Roman coin : Radiate of Carausius

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Unique ID: WILT-EE5B13

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper alloy Antoninianus (radiate) of Carausius (AD 286-93) (Reece Period 14), probably (LEG XXX VLPIA VI), Neptune standing left with dolphin and trident. Probably Mint of London. RIC V, pt 2, p. 470, cf. 84. The coin measures c.22mm in diameter. The coin has a die axis of 6. It is worn with about 20% of the coin broken away. This coin is included in 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 287
Date to: Circa AD 293

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 22 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 25th November 2010 - Thursday 24th February 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Mr David Algar
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 3606

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

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: IMP CARAVSIVS [P F AV?]G

Reverse description: Neptune standing left holding dolphin and trident
Reverse inscription: Probably (LEG XXX VLPIA VI)

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Bremhill

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on parish
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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Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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