FASAM-C93A3E: Silver denarius of Carausius RIC 567var obv

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COIN

Unique ID: FASAM-C93A3E

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver denarius of Carausius (AD 286-93) (Reece Period 14)

Obv. IMP CARAVSIVS F AVG; Laureate draped and cuirassed right

Rev. FORTVN(reverse) - (A AVG); Fortuna seated left on wheel, holding rudder and cornucopiae

In exergue: - // RSR

RIC V, pt 2, p. 511, no. 567var.

This is the third example of coin with a seated Fortuna on a silver denarius of Carausius. The other two specimens are of RIC 567 with the obverse IMP C CARAVSIVS P F AV. This coin, with the obverse legend IMP CARAVSIVS F AVG, is therefore a new variety. It is possible that the F in the obverse legend is a poorly cut P.  The style of the coin is not as compact and neat as that of the other two coins.

Notes:

Coin recorded from images kindly provided by descendant of the Finder.

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 g
Diameter: 19 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 F AVG

Reverse description: Fortuna seated left on wheel, holding rudder and cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: FORTVN(rev) - (A AVG)

Reverse mint mark: - // RSR
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • RIC : V, pt 2 p. 511, no. 567var

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)

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