Roman coin for id.

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This is the coin from the earlier picture. I think it’s a denarius but where it’s damaged on the edge it looks like a bronze core.
Is it CARAUSIUS
And why have 1071 on the reverse in Roman numerals if it’s from 287-293
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Carausius bronze Ant. ::g

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On Roman coins the letters under the figure on the reverse (the exergue) usually refer to the mint. ::g MLXXI on bronze coins dating between 287 to 296 identifies the mint as London. rl;
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fred wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:11 pm
On Roman coins the letters under the figure (the exergue) usually refer to the mint! ::g
Yep. London. PAX AVGGG(three emperors) ::g

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fred wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:11 pm
On Roman coins the letters under the figure on the reverse (the exergue) usually refer to the mint. ::g MLXXI on bronze coins dating between 287 to 296 identifies the mint as London. rl;
Cheers Fred, great bit of info. More for me to try not to forget in the future.

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Allectus wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:16 pm
fred wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:11 pm
On Roman coins the letters under the figure (the exergue) usually refer to the mint! ::g
Yep. London. PAX AVGGG(three emperors) ::g
Cheers Allectus.
More new stuff on me.

Would have been nicer if it was silver but it’s in good nick for a bronze from my fields

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ML is what says it is minted in London, the XXI is sort of explained here, that's a lovely coin MamB, be careful cleaning it mate ::g

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/dougs ... 73xxi.html

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alloverover wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:31 pm
ML is what says it is minted in London, the XXI is sort of explained here, that's a lovely coin MamB, be careful cleaning it mate ::g

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/dougs ... 73xxi.html
Cheers Aoo,
It’s out of the water and in the cabinet now to save me intervening to much more.
It’s almost like it was pressed in clay both sides, I think that’s what’s preserved it so well.
Thanks for the link too

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