FASAM-6ACF3C: Roman coin: radiate of Carausius with facing bust, obverse

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COIN

Unique ID: FASAM-6ACF3C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy nummus of Carausius (AD 286-93) (Reece Period 14). C Mint.

Obverse: IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG; Three-quarters facing draped and cuirassed bust

Reverse: PAX AVG; Pax standing left holding olive branch and vertical sceptre

Mintmark: - // (C)

RIC V, pt 2 -

The majority of the facing bust coins have the reverse SALVS AVG - Sam Moorhead has seen 8 specimens. There is one other incomplete specimen with a Pax reverse which is now confirmed by this piece.

Notes:

The coin was only identified, from miscellaneoud finds, after cleaning at a considerable time after discovery. Hence its precise findspot is not known. The coin has been identified from an image kindly supplied by the finder.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.9 g
Diameter: 24 mm

Personal details

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

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
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: C mint (Uncertain, England)
Obverse description: Three-quarters facing draped and cuirassed bust
Obverse inscription: IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Pax standing left holding olive-branch in right hand and vertical sceptre in left
Reverse inscription: PAX AVG

Reverse mint mark: - // (C)
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)

References cited

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Recording Institution: FASAM
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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