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    Extremely Rare Roman Coin...

    We drove back to one of our furthest farms & detected/gridded the last bit of a Roman Site. We were only expecting about 5 roman coins, so when we finished up we were more than happy, but we had no idea what the worst crusty coin was covering until we got home!

    4 hour hunt.

    I had 3 hammered coins which is a great day, but the roman made our week/month!

    18 Roman Coins
    Hammered - Henry VI Halfpenny, leaf on breast (type I need), Lizzy 3Pence, James I Halfpenny
    2 Roman Fibula
    1 nice Roman bronze Bead
    Medieval 'star' horse mount
    15th C Coin weight for a Gold Noble
    2 Tudor Buttons
    18th C Navy Button? (rose)
    Bits...

    THE DATED COINS OF CARAUSIUS

    My star find is a dated coin of Carausius. As far as Dad & I can tell it is an unpublished & unknown legend of the above types. I will check with an expert, but the worst case is that it is Extremely Rare!
    Mine varies from the known types because of it having 3 I's instead of 4. This indicates the 3rd year of his consul which makes sense if they already have a 4th.
    IMP CARAVSIVS P AVG
    PM TRP III COS I PP

    UPDATE:

    Response from the British Museum Expert:

    It is indeed rare. I am rewriting the RIC volume for Carausius and Allectus and have recorded only one other specimen of this coin which is in an American collection – they share the same dies. Your coin is now safely in my 700 page corpus! It goes without saying that the BM would love to acquire this coin if you ever wished to sell it.


    IMP CARAVSIVS P AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed right

    P M TR P III COS I P P; Roma seated left on shield, holding Victory in right hand and spear in left

    Mintmark: -//C
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    Last edited by CRUSADER; Dec 17, 2013 at 11:45 AM.
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

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    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
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    us
    Nov 2011
    Denver Metro, Colorado
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    Wow Wow Wow!!! Thanks for sharing your rare extremely cool coin find! Also like the large old hammered silver. Mepps #3 gold is my secret weapon here in Colorado for trout fishing. Banner! Cindy

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    ca
    Fisherman

    Aug 2013
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    Wish i lived where you do !!!!!!!!!!

    You got soooooooooooo much more history than North America..... those are so very nice finds !!!!!!!!!!!!
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    us
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    Great hunt Cru! Always amazed by the great history you guys pull out of the ground! Thanks for the background info as well, I'll be interested to hear what an expert is able to tell you
    "Life which is lived without zest and adventure-is not life at all."
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    I don't know much about those Roman coins, but I'll say those are some fine hammered specimens. And that Lizzie has a lot of detail on the obverse which is not seen too often. Nice hunt guys!
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    Gee, even for you Cru, a great day!!!
    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

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    VERDE

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    Hey CRUSADER!! GREAT FINDS!! CONGRATS!! Don't you wish they could talk!! GOOD LUCK and GOOD HUNTING!! VERDE!!

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    au
    Jun 2013
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    Another awesome and successful hunt Crusader , congrats .. cheers mick

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    Brad - Wolfpack Proud

    Jun 2013
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    Great Job.... I'd be happy to find ONE such coin. CONGRADULATIONS.

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    us
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    Crusader looks like they will be adding a page to the book so your Carausius III can be listed! Not only are you digging fantastic finds now we add extremely rare with a new listing all it's own! ....I don't even want to know how you will top that! MEGA CONGRATS !!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Msbeepbeep View Post
    Crusader looks like they will be adding a page to the book so your Carausius III can be listed! Not only are you digging fantastic finds now we add extremely rare with a new listing all it's own! ....I don't even want to know how you will top that! MEGA CONGRATS !!!!!!!
    Yes adding to our known history is as good as it gets. I have been lucky enough to have done this on a few other occasions.
    Limitool and BuckleBoy like this.
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    Why is knowledge power, when life is passing on sh*t... 03/03/19
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

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    Unreal!!! That fishing lure is amazing!!!
    Zodiacdiverdave likes this.
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    us
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    Can't tell you how much I enjoy your posts. Mind boggling the age an historical significance of your finds. Wow to say the least.

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    us
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    Always enjoy reading your post Cru! Another great find, congrats!

  15. #15
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    Astounding finds Cru. You always amaze me with the age, quality and quantity of your discoveries. Keep em coming mate. Now I have to pull up another episode of Time Team on You Tube and get my fix.
    ZDD
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