WREX-AF0E17: Copper alloy radiate of Carausius 286-293AD

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COIN

Unique ID: WREX-AF0E17

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy radiate of Carausius (AD286-293). Mint of London.

Obv. IMP C CARAVSIVS P F AVG; radiate, draped and cuirassed right.

Rev. PAX AVGGG; Pax standing left, holding olive-branch in right hand and transverse sceptre in left.

Mintmark: S P // MLXXI

RIC V, pt 2, p. 476, no. 143.

Reece 14

Diameter 23.3mm; weight: 3.8g

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: 3.8 g
Diameter: 23.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 8th November 2018 - Wednesday 6th February 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Susie White
Identified by: Dr Susie White
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NWales PAS 190216/3

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
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: Radiate draped and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: IMP C CARAVSIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Pax standing left, holding olive-branch in right hand and transverse sceptre in left.
Reverse inscription: PAX AVGGG

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
RIC Identifier: RIC V Carausius 143
Reverse mint mark: SP // MLXXI
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Great Hanwood

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting.

References cited

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