Tag: Carausius

  • Carausius II

    Carausius II

    Lot 23. “Carausius II” Æ 19mm. Uncertain (British?) mint, circa AD 354-358. Overstruck on GLORIA EXERCITVS type BI Nummus. DOMNO C[ARAVSIVS], diademed, draped and cuirassed bust to right / CON[…]IVS CEN, warrior spearing fallen horseman; unclear mintmark in exergue. P.J. Casey, Carausius and Allectus: British Usurpers, p. 144, 1 and pl. 9, 4 (this piece) cf.…

  • Carausius Renovatio

    Carausius Renovatio

    Carausius AR ‘Denarius’ or Argenteus. London, circa AD 286-293. IMP CARAVSIVS P F A, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust to right / RENOVATIO AVG, she-wolf standing to right, head reverted, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus; RSR in exergue. Unpublished in the standard references, the first known example with this obv. legend and only the…

  • Carausius, Britannia

    Carausius, Britannia

    Die-axis: 1 o’clockDiameter: 20 millimetresWeight: 3.58 grammes IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG, Laureate bust of Carausius, right, draped and cuirassed. (obverse) EXPECTATE VENI, Britannia and emperor standing clasping hands. (reverse) mintmark RSR Thank you British Museum for images and texthttps://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/C_1900-1105-10

  • Carausius, Britannia, Forgery

    Carausius, Britannia, Forgery

    Forgery. Probable core of plated denarius. Alternatively, it could be a smaller denomination struck in bronze. Die-axis: 6 o’clock Weight: 3.09 grammes IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Carausius, right. (obverse) [EXPE]CTATE VEN[I], Britannia (wearing mural crown) clasping hands with Carausius. (reverse) Thank you British Museum for images and texthttps://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/C_2000-1201-1