KENT-2C8C84: Radiate of Carausius

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-2C8C84

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A copper-alloy Roman radiate of Carausius (AD 286-293), dating to c. AD 286-293 (Reece Period 14).. Possibly contemporary copy. PAX AVG reverse type, Pax standing left, holding olive branch and vertical sceptre, Mintmarks illegible, Possibly C mint. As RIC V-2, Camulodunum 303.

Obverse: Bearded Radiate radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right. Legend: 'IMP CAR[AVSIVS PF AVG]'. Reverse: Pax standing left, holding olive branch and vertical sceptre. Legend 'PAX AV[G]'

Measurements: 20.12mm in diameter, 1.76mm thick and 2.78g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 286
Date to: Circa AD 293

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.76 mm
Weight: 2.78 g
Diameter: 20.12 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

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: C mint (Uncertain, England)
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bearded Radiate radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP CAR[AVSIVS PF AVG]

Reverse description: Pax standing left, holding olive branch and vertical sceptre
Reverse inscription: PAX AV[G]

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
RIC Identifier: RIC V Carausius 303
Status: Contemporary copy

Coin references

  • RIC : V-2 303

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Swale (District)
To be known as: Sheldwich

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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