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LOT 1148

Estimate
GBP (£) 5,000 - 7,000
EUR (€) 5,920 - 8,290
USD ($) 6,380 - 8,940

ANCIENT ROMAN IMPERIAL COINS - CARAUSIUS - UNPUBLISHED MONETA DENARIUS
286-287 AD
(4.74 grams.).

Obv: IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG legend with laureate, cuirassed and draped bust right. Rev: MONETA AVG legend with Moneta standing left holding scales and cornucopia; mintmark RSR in exergue. Near as struck; slightly off centre. Exceedingly rare, unpublished, possibly unique.

PROVENANCE:
Found near Romford, Essex, UK, 2017.

PUBLISHED:
See Wildwinds.com (this coin).

LITERATURE:
Sear 13521 variant (mintmark); not in RIC, Webb, Stukely, Cohen, Belfort, Schodt, Shiel, Akerman, etc.; cf. RIC V-2, uncertain British mint 717 (with no mintmark).