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 a cornucopia (horn of plenty) on a globe, between a sceptre and a rudder, symbols of the goddess Fortuna and Rome's dominance. The legend 'T CARISI' below identifies the moneyer about whom little else is known.

The designs on coins issued by this moneyer fall into two main themes. Some refer to the moneyer's position and family. Others, such as this one, allude to current events, in particular the power of Caesar and the plenty resulting from his victories.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-450-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C15352
Date: 46
46 BC
Material: Silver; both sides slightly off-centre; slight pitting; moderate wear. Inscription: Obv. Helmeted head of Roma to right; helmet has plain crest; behind, ROMA, downwards / Rev. Cornucopiae on globe, between sceptre and rudder; T CARISI below; all within la
Dimensions: 18.00 x 19.50 mm D / Die Axis: 10.5
What: Coin Type: Crawford 464/3c
Coin, denarius
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Roma
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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