SUR-5E347C: Roman coin: Radiate of Carausius

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Unique ID: SUR-5E347C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A radiate of Carausius (AD 286-93) (Reece Period 14), possibly IVSTIT[ ] AV[ ], Iustita seated left holding [?] and vertical sceptre. Possibly C Mint, -//(CX?)[XXI]. Obverse is style of this issue. Further research will be carried out. This coin has been included in Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.

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
Weight: 3.19 g
Diameter: 21.29 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr David W Williams
Identified by: Mr David W Williams
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: B14-630

Materials and construction

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

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: C mint (Uncertain, England)
Mint qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right
Obverse inscription: IMP CARAVS(IVS P F AVG)

Reverse description: Probably Justitia seated left holding patera(?) and vertical sceptre
Reverse inscription: (IVSTIT)[ ] AV[ ]

Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Reverse mint mark: -//(CX?)[XXI?]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Bradfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6273
Four figure Latitude: 51.45259711
Four figure longitude: -1.10912611
1:25K map: SU6273
1:10K map: SU67SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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: SUR
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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