WILT-89F4EB: Roman coin: Carausius radiate

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Unique ID: WILT-89F4EB

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper alloy radiate of Carausius, dating to the period AD 286-293 (Reece period 14), ADVENTVS AVG, reverse type shows the Emperor on horseback holding a sceptre and raising right hand. Possibly Mint of London, - // (traces of M or L?). RIC V, pt 2, p. 464, cf. no. 10. 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: Exactly AD 286
Date to: Exactly AD 293

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.93 g
Diameter: 21.21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 18th September 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Cristina Sanna
Identified by: Miss Cristina Sanna
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 4673; 295

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
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: Radiate, draped (and cuirassed?) bust facing right
Obverse inscription: [IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG or similar]

Reverse description: The Emperor on horseback riding left, holding a sceptre and raising right hand
Reverse inscription: Probably [A]DVE[NTVS] AVG

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: - // (traces of M or L?)
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : V, pt 2 cf 10

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Salisbury

Spatial coordinates

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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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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