DENO-3B3AF6: Roman coin; aureus of Carinus.

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Unique ID: DENO-3B3AF6

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Roman coin; gold aureus of Carinus (AD 283-5), dating to AD 284 (Reece Period 14), VICTORIA AVG, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. Mint of Siscia. RIC V, pt 2, p. 176, no. 312; Sear 12331. Diameter 19mm, weight 4.3g.


Not seen by recorder - information from finder. Research so far has determined one other known coin of this type - Sotheby Auction 29-30/1X-5/X/1988, no. 951 - but not from the same dies (Sylvanie Estiot, pers,. comm.).

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 284

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.3 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st December 2006

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: none

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Aureus (Republic/Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Carinus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: Siscia
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: IMP C CARINVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm.
Reverse inscription: VICT-ORIA AVG

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
RIC Identifier: RIC V Carus 312

Coin references

  • RIC : V, pt 2 p. 176, no. 312

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
To be known as: Collingham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Roman Imperial Coinage Vol 5, no.312
Sear, D.R. 2005 Roman Coins and their Values: Volume III London Spink and Son Ltd p. 513, no.12331

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Recording Institution: DENO
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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