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Romano-British Empire, Carausius, Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D.
In The Reign and Coinage of Carausius, Percy Webb wrote that for Carausius, "...the type Providentia appears with some twenty-four varieties of reverse legend, while the joint effect of obverse and reverse variations of legend and type is to produce upwards of eighty varieties of coins dedicated to that divinity."
RA73501. Billon antoninianus
, RIC V-2
152 (R2) var. (PROVIDENTIA AVGGG
), SRCV IV
13697 var. (same), Webb Carausius
178 var. (same), Bourne
33 var. (same), Hunter IV
- (p. ccii), aVF/aF, well centered
, green patina
, near complete
legends, nice portrait, corrosion, pit/flaw reverse
, Londinium (London
, England) mint, weight
3.282g, maximum diameter
22.2mm, die axis
, 292 - 293 A.D.; obverse IMP C
CARAVSIVS P F AVG
, draped, and cuirassed bust
(the foresight of the three emperors), Providentia
standing left with baton and cornucopia
, globe at feet left, S - P
across fields, MLXXI in exergue
; from the Charles Peters Carausius
Collection, extremely rare, apparently unpublished, the only specimen known to Forum
$180.00 SALE PRICE $162.00
Catalog current as of Sunday, May 26, 2019.
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