BH-4D6353: Roman coin: radiate struck by Carausius in the name of Diocletian

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-4D6353

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete copper-alloy Roman radiate struck by Carausius (AD 286-293) in the name of Diocletian (AD 284-305) dating to the period AD 286-293 (Reece Period 14). VIRTVS AVGGG reverse depicting Mars standing right holding spear and leaning on shield. Mint of Camulodunum. RIC V, part II, p. 554, no. 30.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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: 3.97 g
Diameter: 24 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 18th November 2016 - Friday 18th November 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Matthew Fittock
Identified by: Mr Matthew Fittock

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 for Diocletian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: C mint (Uncertain, England)
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate, draped bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P AVG

Reverse description: Mars standing right holding a spear and leaning on shield
Reverse inscription: VIRTVS AVGGG

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Reverse mint mark: S/P//C
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: Wallington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL2934
Four figure Latitude: 51.98948027
Four figure longitude: -0.12274292
1:25K map: TL2934
1:10K map: TL23SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Recording Institution: BH
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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