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ID:     3900169
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Carausius
Date Ruled:     AD 286-293
Metal:     Silvered
Denomination:     AE antoninianus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 287-293
Diameter:     24 mm
Weight:     4.03 g
Obverse Legend:     IMP CARAVSIVS [P F AV]G
Obverse Description:     Head of Carausius right; IMP CARAVSIVS [P F AV]G around.
Reverse Legend:     PA[X AV]G / B - E / MLXXI
Reverse Description:     Pax standing left holding a branch and sceptre; PA[X AV]G around, mint mark MLXXI below, control marks B and E to either side of Pax.
Exergue:     MLXXI
Mint Mark:     MLXXI
Mint:     London
Primary Reference:     RIC 0105 var
Reference2:     Sear 3562
Photograph Credit:     Calgary Coin
Grade:     EF for wear but signficant weak areas on both sides, with dark brown patination and traces of the original silvering.