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ID:     35072
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Carausius
Date Ruled:     AD 286-293
Metal:     Fourr
Denomination:     Antoninianus
Date Struck:     A.D. c. 290 - summer 293
Diameter:     24.5 mm
Weight:     4.094 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     IMP C CARAVSIVS P F AVG
Obverse Description:     Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Legend:     VIRTVS AVG
Reverse Description:     Mars walking right, transverse spear in right, trophy across shoulder in left
Mint:     uncertain British
Primary Reference:     apparently unpublished
Reference2:     cf. RIC 1045 (Mars holding spear and shield)
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=40718