BH-D6E8F3: Radiate, possibly of Carausius

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Unique ID: BH-D6E8F3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman coin. Radiate, possibly of Carausius. The coin has an irregular flan and is heavily worn and corroded. It measures 16.5mm diameter by 1mm thick and weighs 1.24g. This coin might not be Carausius. It has been noted 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: AD 260
Date to: AD 300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 1.24 g
Diameter: 16.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 10th September 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr David Thorold

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 04/148 - 22

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Carausius
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Obverse description: Radiate head right.
Obverse inscription: No lettering visible.

Reverse description: No detail visible.
Reverse inscription: No lettering visible.

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Willington

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: with finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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