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Romano-British Empire, Carausius, Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D.
The quantity of PAX coinage issued by Carausius probably exceeded the entire output of all his other types combined. The type was an appeal by the usurper Carausius for peace with the "official" emperors. Diocletian and Maximian did not recognize Carausius as emperor, nor did they reciprocate his desire for peace.
RA73252. Billon antoninianus
, cf. RIC V-2
130 (R); Webb Carausius
155 ( (official, London
mint, no control marks across field
, ...P F AVG), VF, dark sea-green patina
, interesting crude portrait, blundered legends, scratched, unofficial mint, weight
4.200g, maximum diameter
24.5mm, die axis
, c. 289 - 293 A.D.; obverse
IMP C CARAVSIVS P F I AVIC (or similar, blundered), radiate
, draped, and cuirassed bust
PAX AVC (the peace of the Emperor), Pax standing slightly left, head
left, olive-branch in extended right hand, cornucopia
in right hand, S - C
(?) across fields, ML in exergue
; from the Charles Peters Carausius
Catalog current as of Tuesday, January 23, 2018.
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