HAMP-218CFA: Roman coin : radiate of Carausius

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Unique ID: HAMP-218CFA

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A Roman radiate of Carausius (AD 286-93), PROVID AVG reverse type depicting Providentia standing left holding a baton and cornucopiae, a globe at her foot. 'C' mint, dating to AD 286-93 (Reece period 14). Both obverse and reverse are off-struck from the centre of the flan.
Reference: RIC volume V part ii, p.494, probably 345 or 346.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.55 g
Diameter: 25.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 10th March 2011 - Thursday 10th March 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 427

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
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)
Obverse description: Radiate, draped, possibly cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: IMP C CARAVSIVS [...]

Reverse description: Providentia standing left holding a baton and cornucopiae, a globe at her foot.
Reverse inscription: PRO[VID A]VG

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
RIC Identifier: RIC V Carausius 345
Reverse mint mark: S C // C
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • RIC : 5b Probably 345 or 346.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
To be known as: Itchen Valley

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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