SUR-F1E635: Roman coin: Radiate of Carausius

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Unique ID: SUR-F1E635

Object type certainty: Certain
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A radiate of Carausius dating to the period AD 286-293 (Reece Period 14). PAX AVG reverse type depicting Pax holding an olive branch and transverse sceptre. Unattributed Mint. RIC V, pt 2, p. 536, no. 898. 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 286
Date to: Circa AD 293

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.25 g
Diameter: 23.11 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 13.39

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 and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: IMP CARAVSIVS AVG

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

Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Thatcham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5265
Four figure Latitude: 51.381675
Four figure longitude: -1.254196
1:25K map: SU5265
1:10K map: SU56NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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