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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.
RA73500. Billon antoninianus
, Webb Carausius
167; RIC V-2
141 (R); SRCV IV
13665; Cohen VII
241; Hunter IV
50 var. (scepter
transverse), VF, attractive green patina
with earthen highlighting, light marks, Londinium (London
, England) mint, weight
2.846g, maximum diameter
22.8mm, die axis
, c. 292 - early 293; obverse
IMP C CARAVSIVS P F AVG
, draped, and cuirassed bust
right, tetrarchic portrait type
(the peace of the three emperors), Pax standing half left, head
left, raising olive branch in right hand, long scepter
vertical behind in left, S - P
flanking across field
, MLXXI in exergue
; from the Charles Peters Carausius
Catalog current as of Wednesday, March 21, 2018.
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