Silver denarius of Carausius

Photo: The British Museum CC By SA2.0 (adapted)
Issued by: Carausius
Denomination: Denarius
Mint: London
Period: Roman
Date found: 22/08/2021
Location: North Kesteven, Lincolnshire


Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed head right. Reverse: Cow standing right, being milked by milk-mild maid seated left. It is believed that there is only one other example of this combination of obverse and reverse. That example is poorly preserved. This is a very important coin and has been designated a Find of Note.