WILT-6D31D7: Medieval coin: Carasius radiate

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Unique ID: WILT-6D31D7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn copper alloy Roman radiate, possibly of Valerian I or even Carausius (AD 286-93) (Reece Period 14), possibly Sol standing left (so possibly and INVICTVS or ORIENS type). Mint unclear. This is a very tentative identification. This coin has been considered for 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 253
Date to: Circa AD 293

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4 g
Diameter: 22 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 25th March 2016

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 4913 348y

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: Radiate, Uncertain Ruler 260-296
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: Radiate bust facing right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Possibly Sol running left, raising hand and holding whip
Reverse inscription: Possibly [INVICTVS or ORIENS legends]

Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

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

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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