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Romano-British Empire, Carausius, Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D.
Laetitia is the Roman goddess of gaiety and joy, her name deriving from the root word laeta, meaning happy. She is typically depicted on coinage with a wreath in her right hand, and a scepter, a rudder, or an anchor in her left hand.
RA73224. Billon antoninianus
, RIC V-2
456; Webb Carausius
510; Hunter IV
118 var. (P AVG); Burton Latimer
-; SRCV IV
-, F, uneven strike
, broad flan
, some light cleaning scratches, tiny edge chips, unmarked mint, weight
2.884g, maximum diameter
23.5mm, die axis
, c. 291 - mid 292; obverse IMP C
CARAVSIVS P F AVG
, draped, and cuirassed bust
right, middle reign portrait type
LAETITI AVG, Laetitia
standing left, wreath
in right hand, grounded anchor
in left hand, S - C
flanking high across field
; from the Charles Peters Carausius
Collection, ex Nilus
Catalog current as of Monday, March 18, 2019.
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