SUR-4B9EE8: Radiate of Carausius

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Unique ID: SUR-4B9EE8

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Roman copper alloy Radiate of Carausius (286-293AD). Obverse: radiate cuirassed bust facing right [...] CARAVSIVS (PDF) AVG.

Reverse: Pax standing left with vertical sceptre and holding olive branch. Legend almost all illegible, but probably (PA)X (AV)G.

Mint marks B | F in field, MLXXI in exergue, mint of London.

Compares favourably to RIC Vb p471, number 98.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 3.9 g
Diameter: 23.2 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Simon Maslin
Identified by: Dr Simon Maslin

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: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Certain
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
RIC Identifier: RIC V Carausius 98
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Moulsford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5783
Four figure Latitude: 51.54302702
Four figure longitude: -1.17946233
1:25K map: SU5783
1:10K map: SU58SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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