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ID:     754358
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Carausius
Date Ruled:     Romano-British Emperor, 286-293 AD
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Denarius
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD circa 287
Diameter:     18 mm
Weight:     4.25 g
Die Axis:     7 h
Obverse Legend:     IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG
Obverse Description:     Laureate and draped bust right
Reverse Legend:     F-E-LIC-ITA AVG / RSR
Reverse Description:     Galley on waves, with central mast and four rowers, sailing right; RSR
Mint:     London
Primary Reference:     RIC 0560
Reference2:     Shiel 47, pl. I, 47 (same dies)
Reference3:     Casey pl. 2, 11
Hoard Name:     Richmond Castle Find
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     VF, darkly toned, slight obverse die shift, some flatness in centers.
Notes:     Ex Richborough Castle Find.This mintmark has yet to be positively identified, but see de la Bédoyère, "Carausius and the Marks RSR and I.N.P.C.D.A.," NC 1998, for an interpretation of RSR as a quote from Vergil's Eclogues iv.6-7: Redeunt Saturnia Regna, and the placement of the issue at London.