WMID-B2B586: Roman coin: Radiate of Carausius

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Unique ID: WMID-B2B586

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete struck / hammered copper alloy radiate of Carausius (AD 286 to AD 293), dating to the period between AD 286 and AD 293 (Reece Period 14). PAX AVG reverse type depicting Pax standing left holding branch and vertical sceptre. Unattributed Mint or Contemporary Copy. This coin has been considered for Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.

Diameter: 16.52 mm
Thickness: 1.58 mm
Weight: 1.2 g

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
Thickness: 1.58 mm
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 16.52 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

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
Mint qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: Radiate, draped and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: IMP[ ... ]G

Reverse description: Pax standing left holding branch and vertical sceptre
Reverse inscription: [ ]X[ ]

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: Unclear
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Possibly

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: North Warwickshire (District)
Parish or ward: Polesworth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK2803
Four figure Latitude: 52.624046
Four figure longitude: -1.587806
1:25K map: SK2803
1:10K map: SK20SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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