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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.
RA73491. Billon antoninianus
, cf. King Unmarked
31; Burton Latimer
59; Croydon Hoard
63 (...P F AVG); Webb Carausius
128 (same); Bicester Hoard
-, F, green patina
, edge chip, unofficial mint, weight
2.934g, maximum diameter
20.1mm, die axis
IMP CARAVSIVS P AVG, radiate
and draped bust
PAX AV (or similar, blundered), Pax(?) standing, raising branch(?) in right hand, anchor
(?) in left hand, no control or mintmarks; from the Charles Peters Carausius
Catalog current as of Monday, May 21, 2018.
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