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Romano-British Empire, Carausius, Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D.
Laetitia is the Roman goddess of gaiety and joy, her name deriving from the root word laeta, meaning happy. She is typically depicted on coinage with a wreath in her right hand, and a scepter, a rudder, or an anchor in her left hand.
RA73238. Billon antoninianus
, RIC V-2
456, Webb Carausius
510, Hunter IV
118 var. (P AVG), Burton Latimer
-, SRCV IV
-, F, nice green patina
, weak centers, scratches, small spots of corrosion, unmarked mint, weight
3.185g, maximum diameter
23.3mm, die axis
, c. 290/291 - mid 292; obverse
IMP C CARAVSIVS P F AVG
, draped, and cuirassed bust
right, middle reign portrait type
; reverse LAETITIA AVG
(the joy of the Emperor), Laetitia
standing facing, head
in right hand, anchor
in right hand, S - C
flanking high across field
; from the Charles Peters Carausius
Catalog current as of Saturday, March 17, 2018.
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