FASAM-4AF414: Roman Coin: Carausius ADVENTVS AVG London

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COIN

Unique ID: FASAM-4AF414

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy radiate of Carausius (AD 286-93) (Reece Period 14), ADVENTVS AVG, Emperor riding left over captive. Mint of London. The mintmark is unclear. It could be a blundered ML or LM or LI. RIC V, pt 2, p. 464, cf. no. 10. This coin was kindly brought to Sam Moorhead's attention by Dane at Wildwinds. This coin is included in Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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: 2.64 g
Diameter: 23.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2016 - Friday 25th November 2016

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Sam Moorhead
Identified by: 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, draped and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Emperor riding left raising right hand and holding sceptre in left; captive under horse's hooves
Reverse inscription: ADVENTVS AVG

Reverse mint mark: - // blundered ML, LM or LI
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • RIC : V, pt 2 p. 464, cf. no. 10

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Diss (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM1280
Four figure Latitude: 52.37699112
Four figure longitude: 1.11320532
1:25K map: TM1280
1:10K map: TM18SW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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