WMID-2C5A44: Roman Coin: Denarius of Carausius

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Unique ID: WMID-2C5A44

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver denarius of Carausius (AD 286-293) (Reece Period 14). ADVENTVS AVG, reverse type depicting Emperor on horseback left. Mintmark: -//RSR; commonly attributed to London, but to be studied further. RIC V, pt II, p. 508, no 535.

Diameter: 19.8 mm
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 4.6 g

This is one of the five common reverse types for Carausian denarii. Sam Moorhead has included this coin in his corpus for the new edition of Roman Imperial Coinage.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

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
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 4.5 g
Diameter: 19.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 16th February 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Riccardo Caravello
Identified by: Mr Riccardo Caravello
Secondary identifier: Miss Teresa Gilmore

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 cuirasssed right
Obverse inscription: IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Emperor on horseback left, raising right hand and holding sceptre in left; captive to left
Reverse inscription: ADVENTVS AVG

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: -/-// RSR
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Sutton upon Tern (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ6831
Four figure Latitude: 52.8755105
Four figure longitude: -2.47689143
1:25K map: SJ6831
1:10K map: SJ63SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst searching with a metal detector

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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