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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Secessionist Empires| > |Carausius| > RA73478
Romano-British Empire, Carausius, Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D.
Providentia is the personification of the ability to foresee and make provision. She was among the embodiments of virtues that were part of the Imperial cult of ancient Rome. Providentia figures in art, cult, and literature, but has little or no mythology as such.
RA73478. Billon antoninianus, RIC V-2 345, Webb Carausius 407, Hunter IV 137, Cohen VII 255, SRCV IV 13679 var. (obv. legend), F, crackled green patina, small edge splits, Camulodunum (Colchester, England) mint, weight 2.563g, maximum diameter 23.9mm, die axis 0o, c. mid 292 - early summer 293; obverse IMP C CARAVSIVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, tetrarchic portrait; reverse PROVID AVG (the foresight of the Emperor), Providentia standing half left head left, vertical staff in right hand, grounded between foot and globe, cornucopia in left hand, S - P flanking across field below center, C in exergue; from the Charles Peters Carausius Collection; $48.00











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