CAM-6D5D91: Roman Coin : Copper alloy Radiate of Carausius, Unattributed, AD 286-293

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Unique ID: CAM-6D5D91

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy Radiate of Carausius, Unattributed, AD 286-293 (Reece period 14). Reverse legend reads FED MILTVM (note the D looks rather like P), Fides standing left holding two standards. Obverse shows Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right. Obverse legend reads IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG. Unattributed Mint, -//-. Condition is fine. Die axis is12 o'clock. Weight 4.69g, diameter 22.79mm. This coin is not recorded in RIC, but is the third specimen known. This coin is included in Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

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: 4.69 g
Diameter: 22.79 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd November 2008

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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: Unattributed
Obverse description: Radiate,draped,cuirassed bust right .
Obverse inscription: IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Fides standing left holding two standards
Reverse inscription: FED MILTVM

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: South Cambridgeshire

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
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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Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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