BERK-C6FB9E: A Divus Carus possibly silvered Æ Antoninianus. Struck under Carinus. Lugdunum, c. 285 AD.

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Unique ID: BERK-C6FB9E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver-washed copper alloy radiate of Divus Carus, dating to AD 284-5 (Reece Period 14), CONSECRATIO, Eagle standing left.  Struck under Carinus at Lugdunum, - // I.  RIC V, pt 2, p. 138, no. 29 . The surface has a mottled green patina with a silvered finish, now worn through. Diameter = 22.2mm, thickness = 1.72mm, weight = 3.10gm. RIC V 29.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 284
Date to: Exactly AD 285

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.72 mm
Weight: 3.1 g
Diameter: 22.2 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: White metal
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Carus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Obverse description: Radiate head right
Obverse inscription: DIVO CARO PIO

Reverse description: Eagle standing left, head right
Reverse inscription: CONSECRATIO

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
RIC Identifier: RIC V Carus 29
Reverse mint mark: - // I
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

  • RIC : V, pt 2 p. 138, no. 29

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Kiddington with Asterleigh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4224
Four figure Latitude: 51.91295456
Four figure longitude: -1.39081193
1:25K map: SP4224
1:10K map: SP42SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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