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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Secessionist Empires| > |Carausius| > RA73472
Romano-British Empire, Carausius, Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D.
In The Reign and Coinage of Carausius, Percy Webb wrote that Providentia types are very common, but those reading PROVIDEN are rare.
RA73472. Billon antoninianus, Webb Carausius 175 (draped, no cuirass) or 176 (also cuirassed), RIC V-2 149 (S), SRCV IV 13694, Askew 182, Hunter IV -, VF, green patina, well centered on a tight flan, areas weakly struck, bumps and marks, Londinium (London, England) mint, weight 3.155g, maximum diameter 22.8mm, die axis 180o, c. late 289/290 - 290/291; obverse IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG, radiate, draped (and cuirassed?) bust right, middle reign portrait type; reverse PROVIDENT AVG (the foresight of the Emperor), Providentia standing left, globe in right hand, long transverse scepter in left hand, B - E across fields, MLXXI in exergue; from the Charles Peters Carausius Collection; scarce; $70.00











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