PUBLIC-470702: Carausius radiate

Rights Holder: All rights reserved
CC License:

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).


Unique ID: PUBLIC-470702

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman radiate of Carausius, dating to the period AD 286-293 (Reece Period 14). The reverse legend is unclear: it is possibly (PA?)(X?) (A?)(VG?) or (LI?)(T?)(I?) (AV?)[G?] - this might be a blunderd version of the LITIT AVG series. The type is Providentia standing left, holding globe and cornucopiae. The style of the obverse suggests it is quite possibly an official issue from an 'Unattributed Mint'. This coin is included in Sam Moorhead's Corpus for RIC, there being no other similar example recorded. When the new RIC volume on Carausius is complete, this coin might be better understood.

Dimensions: Thickness: 2.02mm Diameter: 21.56mm Weight: 3.83g

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: National importance

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: Circa AD 286
Date to: Circa AD 293

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.02 mm
Weight: 3.83 g
Diameter: 21.56 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 7th July 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Joe Rey
Identified by: Mr Joe Rey

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: Unattributed
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Radiate, draped and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: [IMP] (CARAVSIVS P F AVG)

Reverse description: Providentia standing left holding globe in right hand and cornucopiae in left
Reverse inscription: (PA?)(X?) (A?)(VG?) or (LI?)(T?)(I?) (AV?)[G?]

Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Reverse mint mark: - // [ ]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Wrestlingworth and Cockayne Hatley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL2647
Four figure Latitude: 52.10698624
Four figure longitude: -0.16162006
1:25K map: TL2647
1:10K map: TL24NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: With Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: GLO-822011
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Silver denarius of Carausius (AD 286-93) (Reece Period 14) Obverse: IMP CARAVS[IVS P] F AV; Laureate, draped (and cuirassed) bust facing r…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: SWYOR-5741B6
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
A copper alloy Roman coin; a radiate of Carausius (286 - 293), Moneta standing left with scales and cornucopiae. The inscription is unclear /…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: WILT-EE8B55
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
A worn copper-alloy Roman radiate of Carausius dating to the period AD 286-293 (Reece Period 14), (PAX) [A?]VG Pax standing left holding bran…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.