FASAM-3D17E1: Roman coin: silver denarius of Carausius obverse

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COIN

Unique ID: FASAM-3D17E1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver denarius of Carausius (AD 286-93) (Reece Period 14), RSR Mintmark. RIC V, pt 2, -

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

Rev. VBERI(/V)TA AV; Cow standing right, being milked by milk-mild maid seated left

Mintmark: - // RSR

There is one other poorly preserved specimen, probably of this type, in a Private Collection.  There are four other pieces with this reverse type, but with consular obverse types.

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: 4.75 g
Diameter: 19.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 22nd August 2021

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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]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Laureate, draped and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: IMP CARAVSIVS P F AV

Reverse description: Cow standing right, being milked by milk-maid seated left
Reverse inscription: VBERI(/V)TA AV

Reverse mint mark: - // RSR
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF1241
Four figure Latitude: 52.95469333
Four figure longitude: -0.33428437
1:25K map: TF1241
1:10K map: TF14SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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