SUR-572A63: Roman coin: Denarius of Carausius

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Unique ID: SUR-572A63

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver denarius of Carausius (AD 286-93) (Reece Period 14), ROMANO RENOVA, Wolf and twins. Mintmark: -//RSR; commonlyo attributed to London, but to be studied further. RIC V, pt 2, , p. 512, no. 572. This coin is included in Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 286
Date to: Circa AD 293

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.38 g
Diameter: 15.42 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Margaret Broomfield
Identified by: Mrs Margaret Broomfield
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 58a

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
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: Laureate, draped and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Wolf and twins
Reverse inscription: ROM[ANO R]ENOVA

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: -//RSR
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : V, pt 2 p. 512, no. 572

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Tandridge (District)
Parish or ward: Bletchingley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3252
Four figure Latitude: 51.251899
Four figure longitude: -0.109948
1:25K map: TQ3252
1:10K map: TQ35SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: November 1993
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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