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E-auction 502-412978 - brm_600073 - CARAUSIUS Aurelianus

CARAUSIUS Aurelianus VF
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 37 €
Maximum bid : 40 €
End of the sale : 28 November 2022 14:11:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: c. 286
Mint name / Town : Irregular mint
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,33 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais, légèrement décentré au revers. Beau buste ramassé de Carausius. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Épaisse patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Carausius à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Carausius Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur Carausius pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [PA]-X - AVG.
Reverse description : Pax (la Paix) debout de face tournée à gauche, tenant une branche de laurier de la main droite et un sceptre vertical de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pax Augusti”, (La Paix de l’auguste).

Historical background


CARAUSIUS

(End 286-293)

Carausius was appointed commander of the fleet responsible for fight against pirates francs and Breton. Proclaimed august 286, he grabbed Brittany and part of the west coast of northern Gaul between the Seine and Scheldt. He was assassinated at the end of 293 by Allectus, the prefect of the Praetorium.

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