NARC-4E4757: pierced roman nummus

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Unique ID: NARC-4E4757

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A pierced copper alloy radiate of Carus (AD 282-3) (Reece Period 14), VICTORIA AVGG, Victory on globe left. Mint of Lugdunum. RIC V, pt 2, p. 137, no. 24. Pierced at 8 oclock, probably over officina letter A.

Coins of Carus are rarely found as site finds in Britain.


Finders ref: 13

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 282
Date to: Exactly AD 283

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.36 g
Diameter: 21 mm

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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: Carus
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Obverse description: Radiate and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: IMP C M AVR CARVS AVG

Reverse description: Victory, holding wreath and palm, standing left on globe, between two captives
Reverse inscription: VICTORIA AVGG

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: [A] - // -
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: East Hertfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Cottered (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL3429
Four figure Latitude: 51.94337
Four figure longitude: -0.05192035
1:25K map: TL3429
1:10K map: TL32NW
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: NARC
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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