Coin (reverse), Denarius, of Titus Carisius

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Coin (reverse), Denarius, of Titus Carisius

This silver coin was minted in Rome by Titus Carisius in 46 BC. It is a type called a denarius, the most common Roman silver coin. This picture shows the reverse of the coin.

The reverse depicts coin dies between tongs and a hammer, symbols of the moneyer's position. The legend 'T CARI [SIV] S' above identifies the moneyer, about whom little else is known.

Each obverse and reverse die used for the Roman Republican coinage appears to have been individually made. The metal on the die was probably hammered out, then engraved. The dies were struck onto coin blanks which were made in open moulds.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-449-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C15350
Date: 46
46 BC
Material: Silver; both sides slightly off-centre; moderate wear. Inscription: Obv. Head of Juno Moneta to right; behind, MONETA, downwards / Rev. Coin dies between tongs and hammer; above, T CARI [SIV] S; all within laurel-wreath
Dimensions: 18.00 x 19.00 mm D / Die Axis: 11.5
What: Coin Type: Crawford 464/2
Coin, denarius
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Juno Moneta
T. Carisius (Maker)
Where: Italy, Rome
Roman Republic
Description: Silver denarius of Rome, minted by T. Carisius, 46 BC
  • Crawford, M.H. Roman Republican Coinage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. 
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