BM-7584C8: Roman coin: radiate of Carausius

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Unique ID: BM-7584C8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman radiate of Carausius (AD 286-293), dating to the period c.AD 286-293 (Reece period 13). P M T[...] COS [...] reverse type depicting Roma seated left on shield, holding [Victory on a globe] in right hand, and vertical spear in left.

The exergue is unclear, but this is probably a coin of C mint. Pieces of this type with reverse legend P M TR P III/IIII COS P P are known. This piece could be TR P II, III, or IIII.

This coin is noted in Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.

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: 2.33 g
Diameter: 24 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 15th June 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Mr Richard Ashford
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: J2P 18/0502

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: C mint (Uncertain, England)
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Roma seated left on shield, holding [Victory on a globe] in right hand, and vertical spear in left
Reverse inscription: P M T[...] COS [...]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: -//[]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Huntingdonshire (District)
To be known as: Huntingdon Area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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