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brm_923278 - CARAUSIUS Aurelianus

CARAUSIUS Aurelianus XF/VF
150.00 €(Approx. 163.50$ | 126.00£)
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: 286
Mint name / Town : Colchester
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 4,13 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli buste. Usure plus marquée au revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C CARAVSIVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et drapé de Carausius à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A01).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Carausius Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Carausius pieux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PA-X - AVG// C.
Reverse description : Pax (la Paix) debout 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).

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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