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Romano-British Empire, Carausius, Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D.
The system of mintmarks, widely used by all mints in the late Roman Empire, was introduced under the usurper Carausius, probably by his finance minister and successor, Allectus. Carausius coins without mintmarks are his earliest coins, probably struck at Londinium and Camulodunum before mid-287. Coins without mintmarks and with crude style or blundered legends are probably unofficial.
RA73276. Billon antoninianus
, Webb Carausius
1010; RIC V-2
905 var. (no cuirass
); Cohen VII
209 var. (same); SRCV IV
13649 var. (transverse scepter
); Hunter IV
72 var. (same), VF, attractive green patina
, well centered
, porous, light corrosion, unmarked mint, weight
5.053g, maximum diameter
22.1mm, die axis
, c. mid 286 - mid 287; obverse
IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG
, draped and cuirassed bust
right, early reign moustache portrait type
; reverse PAX AVG
(the peace of the Emperor), Pax standing left, olive branch in extended right hand, staff vertical behind in left hand, no mintmarks or controls; from the Charles Peters Carausius
Catalog current as of Sunday, January 21, 2018.
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