FASAM-163C6A: Roman coin of Diocletian, struck by Carausius, C Mint SPES PVBLIC

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COIN

Unique ID: FASAM-163C6A

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy radiate of Carausius (AD 286-93), struck for Diocletian, dating to c. AD 291-2 (Reece Period 14, SPES PVBLIC, Spes advancing left holding flower and skirt. C Mint, S P // C. RIC V, pt 2, - There is one other specimen of Diocletian with this reverse type in Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC, but with a different obverse legend.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: British Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 291
Date to: Circa AD 292

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.15 g
Diameter: 21.4 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Sam Moorhead
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 048-C1043
Museum accession number: 2018,4078.1

Materials and construction

Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Carausius for Diocletian
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: C mint (Uncertain, England)
Obverse description: Radiate and (cuirassed) right
Obverse inscription: [IMP?] (C?) DIOCLETIANVS AVG

Reverse description: Spes advancing left, holding [flower] and skirt
Reverse inscription: SP[ES] PVBLIC

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: S P // C
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Uttlesford (District)
Parish or ward: Leaden Roding (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL5813
Four figure Latitude: 51.79333929
Four figure longitude: 0.28964912
1:25K map: TL5813
1:10K map: TL51SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: British Museum

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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