This very rare Carausius has 2 rare details:
1. Bust type with spear and shield facing left
2. legend VIRTVS CARAVSIVS
VIRTVS CARAVSI A-VG, armoured bust facing left, shield, spear. The brace Carausius.
PAX AVG Pax with branch and sceptre. B-E in field. Peace of Augustus.
RIC V 116
Marcus Aurelius Mausaeus Valerius Carausius (died in 293) was a military commander in the Roman Empire in the 3rd century. He was a Menapian from Belgica who came to power as an usurper in 286. He proclaimed himself Emperor of Britain and Northern Gaul. He was murdered by Allectus, his minister of Finance.
- Year/Period and Variation
- Carausius (286/7-293 AD).
- Very fine