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Fidelity (Fides)

Roman coins were often dedicated to Fides for her good quality of preserving the public peace by keeping the army true to its allegiance.


Romano-British Empire, Carausius, Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D.

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In 288 or 289, Maximian prepared an invasion of Britain to oust Carausius, but it failed. A panegyric delivered to Constantius Chlorus attributes this failure to bad weather, but notes that Carausius claimed a military victory. Eutropius says that hostilities were in vain thanks to Carausius' military skill, and peace was agreed. Carausius began to entertain visions of official recognition. He minted his coins acknowledging and honoring Maximian and Diocletian.
RA73266. Billon antoninianus, RIC V-2 33 (R2), Webb Carausius 37, Hunter IV - (p. cci), SRCV IV-, Carausian Hoard -, Burton Latimer -, Linchmere -, Bicester -, VF/F, nice green patina, nice portrait, earthen deposits, struck with a worn reverse die, reverse slightly off center, weight 3.232 g, maximum diameter 23.2 mm, die axis 0o, Camulodunum (Colchester, England) mint, c. 289 A.D.; obverse IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, middle reign portrait type; reverse FIDES MILITM (the loyalty of the soldiers), Fides standing holding two ensigns, F-O in fields, ML in exergue; from the Charles Peters Carausius Collection; rare; $135.00 (114.75)


Romano-British Empire, Carausius, Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D.

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This coin is dedicated to the goddess Fides for her good quality of preserving the public peace by keeping the army true to its allegiance.
RA73287. Billon antoninianus, RIC V-2 783 (scarce), Web Carausius 877, Hunter IV 63 var. (P F AV), King Unmarked 26 var. (P AVG), SRCV IV -, F, nice jade patina, off center on a tight ragged flan, weight 3.237 g, maximum diameter 20.7 mm, die axis 180o, unmarked (Londinum?) mint, c. mid 286 - 287 A.D.; obverse IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, early reign moustache portrait type; reverse FIDES MILITVM (the loyalty of the soldiers), Fides standing half left, standard in each hand, no mintmark; from the Charles Peters Carausius Collection; scarce; $80.00 (68.00)


Romano-British Empire, Carausius, Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D.

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This coin is dedicated to the goddess Fides for her good quality of preserving the public peace by keeping the army true to its allegiance.
RA73488. Billon antoninianus, RIC V-2 783 (S), Webb Carausius 877, Cohen VII 75, King Unmarked 26 var. (...P AVG), Hunter IV 63 var. (...PF AV), SRCV IV -, aVF, well centered, green patina, earthen encrustation, a few scratches, weight 4.014 g, maximum diameter 25.0 mm, die axis 180o, unmarked mint, c. mid 286 - 287 A.D.; obverse IMP CARAVSIVS P F AV, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, early reign moustache portrait type; reverse FIDES MILITVM (the loyalty of the soldiers), Fides standing half left, standard in each hand, no mintmark; from the Charles Peters Carausius Collection; scarce; $70.00 (59.50)


Elagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D.

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This coin is dedicated to the goddess Fides for her good quality of preserving the public peace by keeping the army true to its allegiance.
RS88406. Silver denarius, RSC III 38a, RIC IV 73, BMCRE V 133, SRCV II 7512, Hunter III -, aVF, broad flan, small dark spots, edge splits/cracks, weight 3.417 g, maximum diameter 20.8 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 219 A.D.; obverse IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right; reverse FIDES MILITVM (the loyalty of the soldiers), Fides standing facing, head right, grounded vexillum vertical in right hand, transverse standard in left hand; $70.00 (59.50)


Gallienus, August 253 - September 268 A.D.

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Like many of the dedications on Gallienus' coins, this coin's dedication to the fidelity of the army was a false hope. During the siege of Milan, at a late hour but while he was still lingering with pleasures of the table, a false alarm was given, that Aureolus, at the head of all his forces, had made a desperate sally from the town. Gallienus, who was never deficient in personal bravery, started from his silken couch, and without allowing himself time either to put on his armor, or to assemble his guards, he mounted on horseback, and rode full speed towards the supposed place of the attack. Ambushed by enemies from among his own force, amidst the nocturnal tumult, he received a mortal wound from an uncertain hand.
RL88664. Billon antoninianus, Gbl MIR 600a, RIC V-1 S192a, RSC IV 246, SRCV III -, F, a little rough, weight 2.683 g, maximum diameter 20.3 mm, die axis 0o, 9th officina, Rome mint, 265 - 267 A.D.; obverse GALLIENVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed head right; reverse FIDES MILITVM (the loyalty of the soldiers, M appearing as IVI), Fides standing slightly left, head left, standard in each hand; $14.00 (11.90)


Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.

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This coin is dedicated to the goddess Fides for her good quality of preserving the public peace by keeping the army true to its allegiance.
RL88741. Billon antoninianus, RIC V-2 170, Cohen VI 252, SRCV III -, Hunter V -, F, parts of legends unstruck, edge split, weight 3.048 g, maximum diameter 21.2 mm, die axis 180o, 5th officina, Rome mint, 276 - 282 A.D.; obverse PROBVS P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right; reverse FIDES MILITVM (the loyalty of the soldiers), Fides standing left, standard in each hand, R thunderbolt E in exergue; $14.00 (11.90)







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