LANCUM-87C85C: Copper-alloy radiate of Carausius

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Unique ID: LANCUM-87C85C

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Copper-alloy Roman radiate of Carausius, dating to 286 - 293 AD. Mint of London. Obverse of right-facing draped radiate and cuirassed bust; IMP C CARAVSIVS [P/P F AV/AVG]. Reverse of Pax standing left, holding vertical sceptre and olive branch; [F]/O/, [F]/O/[ML] or [F]/O/[MLXXI]. The coin is 20.59mm in diameter, 1.62mm in thickness and weighs 1.99g.

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
Thickness: 1.62 mm
Weight: 1.99 g
Diameter: 20.59 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Lydia Prosser
Identified by: Mr Matthew Ball

Other reference numbers

Other reference: N5167

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
Obverse description: Right-facing radiate, draped and cuirassed bust
Obverse inscription: IMP C CARAVSIVS [P/P F AV/AVG]

Reverse description: Pax standing left, holding vertical sceptre and olive branch

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Rigsby with Ailby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF4376
Four figure Latitude: 53.26173146
Four figure longitude: 0.14242374
1:25K map: TF4376
1:10K map: TF47NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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