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“Carausius and His Brothers”

Triton XXII, Lot: 1166. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $12000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Carausius. Romano-British Emperor, AD 286-293. Antoninianus (21.5mm, 5.05 g, 6h). ‘C’ mint. CARAVSIVS ET FRATRES SVI, jugate busts of Carausius, Diocletian, and Maximianus left, each radiate and cuirassed / PAX A VGGG, Pax standing left, holding olive branch in outstretched right hand and scepter in left; S-P//C. RIC V 2; Bourne 68; Coin Register 2018, 46 (this coin); N. Shiel, “Carausius et Fratres Sui,” BNJ 48 (1978), 10; R.A.G. Carson, "Carausius et Fratres Sui: A Reconsideration," in SPNO, 5. Good VF, dark green patina, slight roughness on reverse. An attractive example of this rare and important type.

Found 3 November 2017, near Woodbridge, Suffolk (PAS Ref. SF-C3EDCC).