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One Of A Kind Roman Coin Found With Metal Detector Could Fetch $12,000

 
 
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 Posted 06/11/2019  3:07 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CCFPress to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A tiny Roman coin found with a metal detector 30 years ago is set to fetch more than $12,000 at auction, after it was revealed to be the only one of its kind in the world.

The 2,000-year-old silver Carausius Denarius coin was found by detectorist Tom Thomas, who had no idea it was historically important until a friend spotted it amongst his collection at a barbeque.

The unique coin will now be offered for sale at Hanson's Auctioneers in the U.K, where it's expected to fetch in the region of 10,000 ($12,680) on August 27.

"I've been metal detecting for more than 30 years and I've found lots of different coins and other Roman artefacts," said Mr Thomas.



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 Posted 06/11/2019  4:35 pm  Show Profile   Check FVRIVS RVFVS's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add FVRIVS RVFVS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Appears to be a denarius (fouree ?) with a superb portrait
Even if it were not unique I would expect it to bring a few thousand
What sort of nincompoop is this detectorist ?
Not to be rude but ........
Isn't Carausius something a detectorist would be looking for ?
IN GOD WE TRVST ....... all others pay cash !

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I'm still a little confused about what exactly makes this coin "unique". There are plenty of Carausius denarii types listed on Wildwinds, so it's not the simple fact of being a Carausius denarius (as the article seems to imply). Is it a unique reverse type? Or the combination of a figure of Salus with a FORTVNA AVG inscription?
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