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mauseus:
I had hoped that Wildwinds would be a stable database but it appears not so. Several years ago (2012?) I made note of a coin of Carausius on the site and when I came to re-check it in the light of a paper I am writing it appears to have disappeared sadly. Although an apparently mundane Pax of Carausius it did have some interesting features, but now I fear it is lost to the ether (from a cyber attack that meant recreating the database?). Have tried to locate via Web archive but failed. I should have noted the original source at the time, lesson learned.

Mauseus

helvetica:
It may have been due to the damage done by the cyber attack back in 2012, however, because so many wildwinds emperor pages had literally dozens of examples of the same coin, many very very poor, tiny, grotty images from the 1990s, I had a clear-out in May. An example was a common Hadrian coin, with 28 examples, 25 of the images only 250-300 px wide and the image scarcely visible. There is no point in keeping images like that on the server, when I could upload 10-15 nice coins for the same server space.

However, I possibly still have the image that you mean on one of my harddisks or early wildwinds DVDs (although I also disposed of several old DVDs last month when I tidied up my coin-DVD drawer). If you tell me the RIC number of the coin that you mean I can check whether I have it. Send me your email address via pm and I can send you what I can find.

mauseus:
Hi,

Message sent, thanks. Like I said in the initial post it was a seemingly mundane Carausius Pax but not in RIC, although might have been mis-attributed back then on the site.

Regards,

Mauseus

mauseus:
Hi Dane,
Thank you for your efforts tracking this down in your offline records. Much, much appreciated. I will share this with Sam tomorrow for his records for the RIC revision, along with the appropriate source data.
Regards,

Rich

mauseus:
Hi,

Meant to also ask, can this be restored to the database please as it is strictly neither RIC 476 (as it was classified, that would be vertical sceptre), nor 482 (transverse sceptre but listed for SC only in RIC).

The database is a valuable academic, as well as collector, resource.

Cheers,

Rich

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