BH-745533: Roman coin: radiate of Carausius (probably)

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Unique ID: BH-745533

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy radiate, probably of Carausius, dating to the period of AD c. 286-293 (Reece period 14). Possibly VIRTVS AVG, Mars standing left with shield and spear. Probably unattributed mint.

Dimensions: 19.4mm diameter, 2.1mm thick. Weight: 2.98g.

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: Exactly AD 293

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Weight: 2.98 g
Diameter: 19.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 9th April 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Harvey Cross
Secondary identifier: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 12/79 - 3

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: Unattributed
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Radiate bust right.
Obverse inscription: Illegible.

Reverse description: Possibly Mars standing left leaning on shield and holding spear
Reverse inscription: Possibly [VIRTVS AVG]

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Baldock

Spatial coordinates

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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Updated: 3 years ago

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