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ID:     711590
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     CARAUSIUS
Date Ruled:     Romano-British Emperor, 286-293 AD
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Antoninianus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 286-293
Weight:     4.57 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     VIRTVS CARAVSI AVG
Obverse Description:     Laureate, helmeted, and cuirassed bust left, holding spear over right shoulder, shield on left arm
Reverse Legend:     SALVS AVG / S
Reverse Description:     Salus standing left, holding patera in extended right hand, from which she feeds snake rising from altar to left, and sceptre in left hand; S.
Primary Reference:     RIC -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF, partial flat strike, minor roughness
Notes:     Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1590 ($500) Unpublished, but cf. RIC V 314/396 for obv./rev. types from the same issue