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Copper alloy coin pendant; Late Roman "third brass" antoninianus of Carus (deified 284-285) pierced for suspension; obverse: radiate head to right and inscription; reverse: eagle with spread wings standing to left, head to right, and inscription; on copper alloy slip-knot ring.
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Diameter: 2.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager ‘Summary Catalogue’ (draft MS)
Unrecorded, but said to be from "the district of the Rhine and Moselle", Germany; recent research has shown that the vendor has been notoriously unreliable.
Given by The Friends of The British Museum
Acquired from David Reiling of Mainz through Max Rosenheim
Select details from unpublished Summary Catalogue by Marion Archibald, John Kent and Nicholas Lowick, Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum. no. 532:
'Billon antoninianus of Carus (Deified 284-285)
Obv. DIVO CARO PIO; radiate head to right
Rev. CONSECRATIO 1 eagle with spread wings
standing to left, head to right
Ref. Mattingly H. and Sydenham E.A., 'Roman Imperial Coinage', vol. 5 part 1, no. 29. London 1927.'
- Not on display
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- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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