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Home > Catalog > Roman Coins > The Secessionist Empires > Carausius > RA73909
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.
RA73909. Billon antoninianus, cf. Webb Carausius 128; Croydon Hoard 63; King Unmarked 31; Burton Latimer 59; Bicester Hoard -, aF, crude, reverse legend not fully struck, corrosion, chips in patina, unofficial mint, weight 3.872g, maximum diameter 21.1mm, die axis 225o, obverse IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG, radiate and draped bust right; reverse PAX AVG (or similar, blundered), Pax standing facing, head left, raising branch (or wreath?) in right hand, long scepter (or spear?) vertical in left hand, no control or mintmarks; from the Charles Peters Carausius Collection; $80.00











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