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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Secessionist Empires| > |Carausius| > RA73250
Romano-British Empire, Carausius, Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D.
Apparently unpublished, we know of only one other example of this extremely rare type with this obverse legend, Emporium Hamburg, auction 67 (10 May 2012), lot 707. King Unmarked pl. 1, 12 shares the same reverse die but has the obverse legend IMP CARAVSIVS P AVG. King notes of the style of that coin, "although clumsy, is acceptable and stylistically compatible...No. 12 is almost certainly genuine." By genuine, he means from an official mint, not an unofficial imitative.
RA73250. Billon antoninianus, King Unmarked pl. 1, 12 var. (different obv. leg., same rev. die), RIC V-2 1003 (R2) var. (obv. leg.), Hunter IV 199 (same), SRCV 13719 var. (same), VF, green patina, ragged flan, flan cracks, some corrosion, earthen deposits, Londinium (London, England) mint, weight 3.626g, maximum diameter 24.2mm, die axis 225o, c. mid 286 - early/mid 287; obverse IMP C CARAVSIVS AVG, radiate and draped bust right, early reign moustache portrait type; reverse SECVRIT ORBIS (the world is safe), Securitas seated left, short scepter in right hand, left hand raised to the back of her head; from the Charles Peters Carausius Collection; extremely rare; SOLD


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