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Romano-British Empire, Carausius, Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D.
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. Billonantoninianus, 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 cuirassedbust right, early reign moustache portrait type; reverseFIDES 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 (Ä68.00)