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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2440
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Carausius; Londinium
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: United Kingdom, London
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  286-293
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  4.08
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 3439. A. H. Baldwin, 1959.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Carausius, wearing radiate crown and extended sideburns with moustache, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Providentia, draped, standing facing l., holding baton in r. and cornucopia in l.; globe at feet, to l., and S and P in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP V CARAVSIVS D F ΛVC (Imperator Caesar Carausius Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: PRO-VI-D ΛV-CCC (Imperial Foresight). In Exergue: C

Bibliography:  RIC V 362

Notes:  According to RIC, the C in the exergue of the reverse and the S and P in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Londinium.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Carausius
Roman

293
Londinium



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