SOM-B24767: Roman coin: Radiate of Carausius

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-B24767

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper-alloy radiate of Carausius dating to the period AD 286-293 (Reece period 14). PAX AVG reverse type depicting Pax standing left holding branch in raised right hand and and vertical sceptre in left. Unattributed Mint. The obverse has been struck slightly off the flan. This coin has been considered for Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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: 19.6 mm
Width: 18.1 mm
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 2.48 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 22466

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]
Obverse description: Bearded bust radiate, draped and cuirassed facing right
Obverse inscription: IMP CA[...] AVG

Reverse description: Pax standing left holding branch in raised right hand and vertical sceptre in left
Reverse inscription: PA[X AVG]

Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

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: Alvediston

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
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: SOM
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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