FASAM-164304: Silver denarius of Carausius EXPECTATE VENI unmarked obverse

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Unique ID: FASAM-164304

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver denarius of Carausius (AD 286-93) (Reece Period 14). Unattributed Mint. RIC V, pt 2 -

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

Rev. EXPECTATE VENI; Britannia standing right, holding standard, clasping hands with emperor standing left, holding sceptre

No mintmark

There are only around 6 specimens of this general type without a mintmark; coins with RSR in the exergue are much more common.  The obverse legend has not been recorded with this reverse type, although it appears on a number of other unmarked issues.

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: 3.18 g

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
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 AVG

Reverse description: Britannia standing right, holding standard, clasping hands with emperor standing left, holding sceptre
Reverse inscription: [EXPE]CTATE VENI

Reverse mint mark: - // -
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • RIC : V, pt 2 -

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Royston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL3540
Four figure Latitude: 52.04196805
Four figure longitude: -0.03305401
1:25K map: TL3540
1:10K map: TL34SE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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