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E-auction 500-410411 - brm_600077 - CARAUSIUS Aurelianus

CARAUSIUS Aurelianus XF/VF
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Estimate : 145 €
Price : 39 €
Maximum bid : 42 €
End of the sale : 14 November 2022 14:23:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 286
Mint name / Town : Irregular mint
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 4,18 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier. Beau buste de Carausius. Frappe faible et usure prononcée au revers. Patine vert foncé granuleuse
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 : SALVS - AVG.
Reverse description : Salus (la Santé) debout à gauche, tenant un sceptre de la main gauche et nourrissant de la droite un serpent sortant d’un autel.
Reverse translation : “Salus Augusti”, (La Santé de l’auguste).

Commentary


Revers inhabituel.

Historical background


CARAUSIUS

(late 286-293)

Carausius is named commander-in-chief of the fleet in charge of fighting against Frankish and Breton pirates. Proclaimed august in 286, he seized Brittany and part of the west coast of northern Gaul, between Scheldt and Seine. He was assassinated at the end of 293 by Allectus, his praetorian prefect.

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