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ID number:  BIRBI-R2437
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:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  3.62
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 829. W. Gilbert, 1924.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Carausius, wearing radiate crown and extended sideburns, cuirassed, holding spear over shoulder and shield, facing r. Reverse: Pax, draped, standing facing l., holding olive-branch in r. and vertical sceptre in l.; F and O in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: VIRYVS CHEHVSI HVC (The Courage of Carausius Augustus). Reverse: P-A-X Ⱶ... (Imperial Peace). In Exergue: …L

Bibliography:  RIC V 116

Notes:  According to RIC, the [M]L in the exergue of the reverse and the F and O in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Londinium.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton


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