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Unique ID: BUC-2B83BA

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A worn copper-alloy Roman radiate of Carausius (AD 283-293), dating to the period AD 286-293 (Reece period 14). Uncertain reverse type depicting standing figure left. C mint.

Subsequent actions

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: 2.1 mm
Weight: 3.95 g
Diameter: 23.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 4th October 2017 - Wednesday 4th October 2017

Rally details.

This object was found at Weekend Wanderers Bucks Oct 2017 American Tour 2

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Helena Costas
Identified by: Ms Helena Costas
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: AYBCM 4774

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
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: C mint (Uncertain, England)
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate a cuirassed(?) bust right
Obverse inscription: [...] CARAVSIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: reverse type depicting uncertain standing figure left
Reverse inscription: [...] AVG

Reverse mint mark: []//C
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Thornton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7434
Four figure Latitude: 51.99952076
Four figure longitude: -0.92351544
1:25K map: SP7434
1:10K map: SP73SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date found
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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