BH-4937F1: Roman coin: radiate of Carausius (possibly)

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Unique ID: BH-4937F1

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

A copper-alloy radiate, possibly of Carausius dating to the period AD 286-293 (Reece Period 14). Uncertain reverse type depicting figure standing left. Mint uncertain.

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
Weight: 1.7 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 15th January 2018 - Sunday 11th February 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Matthew Fittock
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton

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: Possibly
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Obverse description: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: Figure left
Reverse inscription: [...]

Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Graveley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL1734
Four figure Latitude: 51.99213504
Four figure longitude: -0.29741499
1:25K map: TL1734
1:10K map: TL13SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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