SUSS-56E9C4: Roman coin; copper-alloy radiate of Carausius

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Unique ID: SUSS-56E9C4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete copper-alloy radiate of Carausius, dating c. 286-293 AD (Reece Period 14), probably [PAX AVG or AVGGG], Pax standing left with branch and vertical sceptre. Mint of London, B E or S P // MLXXI. This coin has been considered for Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: with finder
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: 1.47 mm
Weight: 2 g
Diameter: 21.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 28th August 2016

Rally details.

This object was found at SMDC Compton 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
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
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Obverse description: Radiate bust right
Obverse inscription: [ ... ] CARAVSIVS [ ... ]

Reverse description: Probably Pax standing left with vertical sceptre
Reverse inscription: [ ... ]

Reverse mint mark: [B E or S P] // MLXXI
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU7615
Four figure Latitude: 50.92945493
Four figure longitude: -0.91993923
1:25K map: SU7615
1:10K map: SU71NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: while searching with a metal detector
Current location: with finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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