DOR-96B120: Roman coin: radiate of Carausius

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COIN

Unique ID: DOR-96B120

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy radiate of Carausius dating to AD 286-293 (Reece period 14) Standing female figure, facing left, holding branch on the reverse. Unclear mint.
Date: Roman.
Diameter: 18.38 mm
Thickness: 2.06 mm.
Weight: 2.62 g.
Die axis: 6.

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
Thickness: 2.06 mm
Weight: 2.62 g
Diameter: 18.38 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Lucy Bevan
Identified by: Mrs Lucy Bevan
Secondary identifier: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 017522

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: Probably
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Obverse description: Radiate bust, right.
Obverse inscription: [IMP C]CARAVSIVS [AVG]

Reverse description: Standing female figure, facing left, holding branch
Reverse inscription: [--- A]V[G]

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: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Blandford St. Mary (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST8502
Four figure Latitude: 50.81734843
Four figure longitude: -2.21429451
1:25K map: ST8502
1:10K map: ST80SE
Grid reference source: From 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: DOR
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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