BH-60C9C5: Roman coin: denarius of Carausius

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Unique ID: BH-60C9C5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver denarius of Carausius, dating from AD c. 286-293 (Reece Period 14). CONCORDIA MILITVM reverse depicting a pair of clasped hands. Mintmark: -//•RSR;commonly attributed to London, but to be studeid more. RIC V (part II), p. 510, no. 548 variant. •RSR (with pellet) is not recorded in RIC. There is also a small ring at the centre of the neck which could well be the result of a die flaw. Dimensions: 18.9mm diameter, 2.3mm thick. Weight: 4.25g. This coin is included in Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Dix Noonan and Webb April 10, 2013 Lot 695
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Weight: 4.25 g
Diameter: 18.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 9th April 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Harvey Cross
Secondary identifier: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 12/79 - 52

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: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Clasped hands.
Reverse inscription: CONCORDIA MILITVM

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Reverse mint mark: - //•RSR
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : V, pt 2 p. 510, no. 548var

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Baldock

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Dix Noonan and Webb April 10, 2013 Lot 695
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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