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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Secessionist Empires| > |Carausius| > RA73272
Romano-British Empire, Carausius, Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D.
Colchester (Camulodunum) and its wall were rebuilt by the Romans after Queen Boudica led a rebellion in A.D. 60 and destroyed the town. Balkerne Gate in Colchester is the largest Roman arch in Britain. Balkerne Gate Colchester
RA73272. Billon antoninianus, apparently unpublished, RIC V-2 244 (R) var. (P AVG), Webb Carausius 296 var. (same), Hunter IV -, SRCV IV -, Burton -, Linchmere -, et al. -, F, dark green patina, well centered, corrosion, Camulodunum (Colchester, England) mint, weight 3.378g, maximum diameter 24.4mm, die axis 180o, c. mid 292 - early summer 293; obverse IMP C CARAVSIVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse IOVI CONSERV (to Jupiter the protector), Jupiter standing half left, head left, nude but for cloak over shoulders and back, thunder bolt in extended right hand, long scepter vertical in left hand, S - P across fields, C in exergue; from the Charles Peters Carausius Collection, extremely rare, Forum did not find another example with this obverse legend; SOLD


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