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Romano-British Empire, Carausius, Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D.
The reverse of this coin is dedicated to harmony with the army. Nothing was more important to the usurper emperor Carausius. The soldiers had made him emperor; yet, as had been proven time and again, an emperor was always at risk that his soldiers would betray and assassinate him. His army remained loyal, but Carausius' was murdered by his chief minister, Allectus.
RA73264. Billon antoninianus
, cf. RIC V-2
207 (R), Webb Carausius
255, Hunter IV
87, SRCV IV
13567, Cohen VII
37 (...P F AVG), aF, dark patina
, crowded flan
cutting off parts of legends and mintmark
, encrustations, edge chipping, Camulodunum (Colchester, England) mint, weight
2.769g, maximum diameter
19.2mm, die axis
, c. 287 - 291; obverse
IMP CARAVSIVS P AVG (or similar), radiate
, draped, and cuirassed bust
CONCORD MIL (or similar), Emperor standing right, togate, transverse scepter
in left hand, clasping right hands
, standing left, no field
marks, C in exergue
; from the Charles Peters Carausius
Catalog current as of Friday, May 24, 2019.
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