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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.
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
IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG
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
Catalog current as of Sunday, October 22, 2017.
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