FASAM-437278: Roman coin: silver denarius of Carausius obverse

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COIN

Unique ID: FASAM-437278

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver denarius of Carausius (AD 286-93) (Reece Period 14).

Obv. IMP CARAVSIVS P AVG; Laureate, draped and cuirassed right

Rev. ROMAE AETERNAE (V); Roma seated facing, holding (Victory?) in right hand and (spear or sceptre?) in left, in hexastyle temple.

Mintmark: - // SRS

SRS is an erroneous form of RSR and it appears on a small number of other pieces. The overall style of the coin suggests it is one of the later coins of the silver issue.  There are two other know denarii which show Roma in a temple, but they have different legends.  This coin is the first of its type to have been recorded.

Notes:

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Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 286
Date to: Exactly AD 293

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.74 g
Diameter: 20 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Carausius
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Obverse description: Laureate, draped and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: IMP CARAVSIVS P AVG

Reverse description: Roma seated facing, holding (Victory?) in right hand and (spear or sceptre?) in left, in hexastyle temple
Reverse inscription: ROMAE AETERNAE (V)

Reverse mint mark: - // SRS
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Dilton Marsh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST8451
Four figure Latitude: 51.25793467
Four figure longitude: -2.23066938
1:25K map: ST8451
1:10K map: ST85SW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Created: About one year ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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