WMID-BBC4F4: Roman coin: Incomplete radiate of Carausius

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-BBC4F4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete copper alloy radiate of Carausius (AD 286 to AD 293), dating to the period AD 291 (Reece Period 14). PAX AVG reverse type depicting Pax standing holding branch and vertical sceptre. Mintmark: S P// -; Mint at present unattributed. cf. RIC V, pt 2, p. 504, no. 475. This coin is included in Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.

Diameter: 22.1 mm
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 3.1 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 191

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 3.1 g
Diameter: 22.1 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: Probably
Obverse description: Radiate, draped and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: IMP C CARAVSIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Pax standing, holding branch and vertical sceptre
Reverse inscription: PAX AVG

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: S / P // -
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : V, pt 2 475

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: 52.62404562
Four figure longitude: -1.58780632
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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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