PUBLIC-35ED46: Roman coin; copper-alloy radiate of Carausius

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-35ED46

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An in complete copper-alloy radiate of Carausius, dating c. 286-293 AD (Reece Period 14), PAX AVG, Pax standing left with branch and vertical sceptre. Mint of London, B E // MLXXI. RIC V, pt 2, p. 471, no. 98. The coin is preserved in reasonably good condition, with a rather rough patchy green and brown patina covering most of its surfaces. The legends are somewhat abraded. 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: Circa AD 286
Date to: Circa AD 293

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.52 mm
Diameter: 20.12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 16th August 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss
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
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate (and cuirassed only) bust right
Obverse inscription: [IMP] C CARAVSIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Pax standing left, holding branch in outstretched right hand and vertical sceptre in left hand
Reverse inscription: PAX [AVG]

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Reverse mint mark: B E / [MLXXI]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : V, pt 2 p. 471, no. 98

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Chichester (District)
Parish or ward: Hunston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU8603
Four figure Latitude: 50.82016799
Four figure longitude: -0.78049649
1:25K map: SU8603
1:10K map: SU80SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: date of discovery is date recorded
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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