NLM-00E8E4: Roman Coin: Denarius of Carausius

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-00E8E4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver denarius of Carausius (AD 286-293) (Reece Period 14), RENOVAT (ROMA)NO, Wolf and twins. Mintmark: -//RSR; commonly attributed to London, but to be studied further. RIC V, pt 2, p. 512, no. 571.

Obverse description: Laureate, draped and cuirassed right.

Obverse inscription: IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Wolf right suckling twins

Reverse inscription: RENOVAT ROMANO

In exergue: RSR

Cliff Reeves kindly identified this coin citing Sear volume 4 no. 13527.

Diameter: 19.9mm, Weight: 4.46gms, die axis: 6

Denarii of Carausius are rare, but the Wolf and Twins types are the most common issue. This coin is included in Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.46 g
Diameter: 19.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 11th November 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Cliff Reeves
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM24918

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 right suckling twins
Reverse inscription: RENOVAT (ROMA)NO

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

Coin references

  • RIC : V, pt 2 p. 512, no. 571

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Bassetlaw (District)
To be known as: Dunham-on-Trent

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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