Roman Denarius of Carausius by Unknown Artist

Obverse of the coin depicts Carausius with the inscription (trans) 'Emperor Carausius, the good, the successful, Augustus'.


Details

Medium:
Silver
Art Fund grant:
£2,500 ( Total: £5,100)
Acquired in:
1998
Vendor:
Lennox in the Mews

Reverse shows a bust of the bearded sea-god Neptune facing right with crab's claws emerging from his head.

Provenance

Found by a metal-detectorist at Gosbeck (Suffolk)

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

Entry details

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