WAW-355A24: Roman coin: radiate of Carausius  (Obverse and reverse).

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Unique ID: WAW-355A24

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman coin: copper alloy radiate of Carausius (286-293) (Reece Period 14), PAX AVGGG, Pax standing left holding branch and transverse sceptre. C Mint, S P//C. dating to the period 286 and 293 (Reece Period 14). The reverse is PAX AVGG depicting Pax standing left, holding olive branch and vertical sceptre. RIC -. Although not in RIC, this common is known from a reasonable number of examples. This coin is 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: Exactly AD 286
Date to: Exactly AD 293

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.75 g
Diameter: 22.25 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 6th February 2015 - Friday 6th February 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

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: Carausius
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: C mint (Uncertain, England)
Obverse description: Radiate, draped and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: IMP C CARAVSIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Pax holding a vertical sceptre and branch.
Reverse inscription: PAX AVGGG

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Reverse mint mark: S / P // C
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Colwall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7341
Four figure Latitude: 52.06670792
Four figure longitude: -2.39528408
1:25K map: SO7341
1:10K map: SO74SW
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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