HAMP-7D3A43: Roman coin: Radiate of Carausius

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Unique ID: HAMP-7D3A43

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn and corroded 3rd-century copper-alloy Roman radiate of Carausius, 'PROVID AVG', C mint (286-293 AD; The obverse legend IMP CARAVSIVS P I F AVG is probably a die engraver's error. Reece issue period 14; cf. R.I.C. cf 348). This coin has been off struck on the reverse. 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: Exactly AD 286
Date to: Exactly AD 293

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.1 mm
Width: 23 mm
Thickness: 1.42 mm
Weight: 3.73 g

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Eleana Vandyk
Identified by: Mrs Eleana Vandyk
Secondary identifier: Dr Philippa Walton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E3239; UKDFD Ref. No. - 34629

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: C mint (Uncertain, England)
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate, draped and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: IMP CARAVSIVS P I F AVG

Reverse description: Providentia standing left holding cornucopia in left hand, right hand resting on baton; globe at foot
Reverse inscription: PROV-ID AVG

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Reverse mint mark: -//C
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Kimpton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU2748
Four figure Latitude: 51.230554
Four figure longitude: -1.614691
1:25K map: SU2748
1:10K map: SU24NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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