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Romano-British Empire, Allectus, Early Summer 293 - 296 A.D.

Allectus was Carausius' successor in the breakaway province of Britain. He came to power by murdering his predecessor but lacked the ability to keep his small province separate from the empire proper. He was defeated by Constantius I in 296 A.D.

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The finest Allectus portrait we have handled and perhaps the best we have ever seen.
RA07655. Billon antoninianus, RIC V 79 76; Hunter IV 44; Cohen VII 15, gVF, weight 3.97 g, maximum diameter 22.6 mm, die axis 180o, Camulodunum (Colchester, England) mint, 293 - 296 A.D.; obverse IMP C ALLECTVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse LAETIT AVG, Laetitia standing left holding wreath and rudder, S P at sides, C in exergue; from the Scott Collection; SOLD

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RA25899. Billon quinarius, Hunter IV 63, Burnett Allectus 212, Rogiet Hoard 1035, RIC V 125, Cohen VII 20, SRCV IV 13865, Choice VF, weight 3.095 g, maximum diameter 19.5 mm, die axis 180o, Camulodunum (Colchester, England) mint, 293 - 296/7 A.D.; obverse IMP C ALLECTVS P AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right; reverse LAETITIA AVG (the joy of the Emperor), galley right, no cabin, no waves, QC in exergue; ex Jean Elsen V86, lot 385; SOLD

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RA08944. Billon quinarius, Rogiet Hoard 1027, Burnett Allectus 210, Hunter IV 62, RIC V 124, Cohen VII 17, SRCV IV 13865, Choice gVF, nice jade patina, weight 2.64 g, maximum diameter 19.1 mm, die axis 180o, Camulodunum (Colchester, England) mint, 294 - 296 A.D.; obverse IMP C ALLECTVS P F AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right; reverse LAETITIA AVG (the joy of the Emperor), galley right, no cabin, waves below, QC in exergue; SOLD





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