WILT-3B2FDB: Roman coin: Denarius of Carausius

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COIN

Unique ID: WILT-3B2FDB

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver Roman denarius of Carausius dating to the period AD 286-293 (Reece Period 14), EXPECTATE VENI reverse type depicting Britannia standing right, holding standard, clasping hands with emperor standing left holding sceptre. Mintmark: -//RSR; commonly attributed to London, but to be studied further. RIC V, p. 510, no. 555. This coin is included in Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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: 4.31 g
Diameter: 18.85 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Richard Henry
Identified by: Mr Richard Henry
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 4927

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, cuirassed and draped bust facing right
Obverse inscription: IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Britannia standing right, holding standard, clasping hands with emperor standing left holding sceptre
Reverse inscription: EXPECTATE VENI

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: -//RSR
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : V, pt 2 p. 510, no. 555

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Sedgemoor (District)
To be known as: Spaxton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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