FASAM-6FB60D: Roman Medallion of Carus

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Unique ID: FASAM-6FB60D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper-alloy medallion of Carus (AD 282-3). Mint of Rome.

Obv. IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG; Laureate, draped and cuirassed (deocorated breastplate) right

Rev. MONETA AVGGG; Three Monetae standing left, each holding scales and cornucopiae

Gnecchi vol. II, p. 120 / pl. 122, no. 1

This record is taken from a short article written by R. W. Higginbottom in Spink's Numismatic Circular (July-August 1977), p. 309. There are ten known medallions of Carus, including the one in the British Museum (noted above). R. A. G. Carson, Keeper of Coins at the British Museum, assisted in the publication.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 282
Date to: Exactly AD 283

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 31.052 g
Diameter: 37 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st September 1976 - Friday 31st December 1976

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Spink Numismatic Circular July-August 1977, p. 309

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Medallion
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Carus
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Laureate, draped and cuirassed (decorated breastplate) right
Obverse inscription: IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Three Monetae standing left, each holding scales and cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: MO - NETA A - VGGG

Status: Regular

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: South Kesteven (District)
Parish or ward: Billingborough (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF1333
Four figure Latitude: 52.88260047
Four figure longitude: -0.32218696
1:25K map: TF1333
1:10K map: TF13SW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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