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ID:     74000761
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Carausius
Date Ruled:     Romano-British Emperor, AD 286-293
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Denarius
Struck / Cast:     struck
Weight:     4.14 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     IMP CARAVSIVS P F A
Obverse Description:     Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped scepter in right hand
Reverse Legend:     VBERITAS AVG / RSR
Reverse Description:     Uberitas standing right, clasping right hands with a soldier (or Carausius?), standing left, holding spear in left hand
Exergue:     RSR
Mint Mark:     RSR
Mint:     Uncertain
Primary Reference:     RIC 0589
Reference2:     RSC 101
Reference3:     Casey -
Reference4:     Hunter 168; Shiel 089
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Near EF, wonderful metal quality and strike
Notes:     Sale: Triton X, Lot: 761 Very rare. RSR has traditionally been viewed as a mintmark, denoting either Rouen, Rotomagus, or a mint on the site of modern Richborough, where excavations have yielded the highest concentration of Carausius’ denarii at a single site. More recently, though, G. de la BÉdoyÈre, ("Carausius and the Marks RSR and I.N.P.C.D.A.," NC 1998, pp. 79-88) has interpreted RSR as a quote from Virgil's Eclogues iv.6-7: Redeunt Saturnia Regna.