Roman Empire - Antoninianus, Carausius (286/7-293 AD). - Bronze

Description
Roman Empire - Antoninianus, Carausius (286/7-293 AD). - Bronze
Very fine

This very rare Carausius has 2 rare details:

1. Bust type with spear and shield facing left

2. legend VIRTVS CARAVSIVS


Denomination:
AE Antoninianus
Condition:
Very Fine-
Size:
24 mm
Weight:
3.82 g
Period:
298 AD
Mint:
London.
Exergue:
MLXXI
Obverse:
VIRTVS CARAVSI A-VG, armoured bust facing left, shield, spear. The brace Carausius.
Reverse side:
PAX AVG Pax with branch and sceptre. B-E in field. Peace of Augustus.
Reference:
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.

Lot details
Metal
Bronze
Denomination
Antoninianus,
Year/Period and Variation
Carausius (286/7-293 AD).
Condition
Very fine
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