LVPL-A01F5D: Radiate Roman

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-A01F5D

Object type certainty: Certain
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A radiate coin of the breakaway Emperor Carausius (RIC 101?), minted in London. Carausius had declared himself Emperor of Britain and Gaul during the Crisis of the Third Century and held power for around seven years before being assassinated by Allectus.

Obverse:- Radiate crowned bust of Carausius facing right. Legend around '[...]RAVSIVS PF AV[G]'

Reverse:- Pax standing holding branch and sceptre. Legend '[PA]X AU[G]' visible 'O' in field.

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
Length: 19.7 mm
Width: 21.9 mm
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 3.35 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 8th January 2019 - Saturday 8th December 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Ben Jones
Identified by: Mr Ben Jones

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: Probably
Obverse description: Obverse:- Radiate crowned bust of Carausius facing right.
Obverse inscription: '[...]RAVSIVS PF AV[G]'

Reverse description: Pax standing holding branch and sceptre. Visible 'O' in field.
Reverse inscription: [PA]X AU[G]

Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
RIC Identifier: RIC V Carausius 101
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Londesborough

Spatial coordinates


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: LVPL
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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