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E-auction 342-256694 - CARAUSIUS Aurelianus

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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 36 €
Maximum bid : 36 €
End of the sale : 04 November 2019 14:34:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 286
Mint name / Town : Atelier indéterminé
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,24 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale. Petit buste stylisé de Carausius. Joli revers. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


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


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 3.

Historical background


(End 286-293) Marcus Aurelius Mausæus Carausius

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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