LVPL-FB6789: Roman radiate of Carausius

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Unique ID: LVPL-FB6789

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper alloy radiate of Carausius, (AD 286-93) (Reece Period 14). Reverse: FELICITA S(E)[C?] or FELICITAS E[ ]; Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and cornucopiae. Mint of London, B E//[MLXXI]. This coin is unpublished. Sam Moorhead has recorded a FELICITAS SEC piece of this issue. It seems that the inscription on this coin was probably FELICITA SEC, the engraver making an error. This coin is in Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 286
Date to: Exactly AD 293

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.8 g
Diameter: 22.01 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st September 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
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: Londinium
Obverse description: Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: IMP CARAV[SIV]S P F AVG

Reverse description: Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and cornucopiae.
Reverse inscription: FELICITA S(E)[C] or FELICITAS E[ ]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: B E//[MLXXI]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
To be known as: Navenby

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: 3 years ago

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