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Romano-British Empire, Carausius, Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D.
References list numerous Carausius varieties with Pax reverse legends but depicting Salus and also types with Salus reverse legends but depicting Pax. The references provided for comparison list a PAX AVG, with Salus type, without controls or a mintmark; David Sear attributes to London, 286 - 287 A.D. References do not list our variety but other types with F - O across the field and ML in the exergue are attributed to London, c. 289 - 290 A.D. This is the only example of this variant known to Forum.
RA73904. Billon antoninianus
, Apparently unpublished
; cf. RIC V-2
930 ff. (no mintmarks); Webb Carausius
1031 ff. (same); SRCV IV
13661 (same, London
, 286 - 287), aVF, nice green patina
or double-struck, tight flan
cutting off parts of legends and mintmark
, Londinium(?) or unofficial(?) mint, weight
2.615g, maximum diameter
20.3mm, die axis
, 289 - 290 A.D.; obverse
IMP CARAVS[IVS P AVG] (or similar), radiate
, draped, and cuirassed bust
right; reverse PAX AVG
standing half left, head
left, feeding snake rising from altar
at left from patera
in her right hand, vertical scepter
in left hand, [F?] - O flanking across the field
, M[L?] in exergue
; from the Charles Peters Carausius
Collection; possibly unique!
Catalog current as of Saturday, March 17, 2018.
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