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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1590. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CARAUSIUS. Romano-British Emperor, 286-293 AD. Antoninianus (4.57 g, 6h). "C' mint (Camulodunum). VIRTVS CARAVSI AVG, raureate, helmeted, and cuirassed bust left, holding spear over right shoulder, shield on left arm / SALVS AVG, 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patera in extended right hand, from which she feeds snake rising from altar to left, and sceptre in left hand; S. Unpublished, but cf. RIC V 314/396 for obv./rev. types from the same issue. Good VF, partial flat strike, minor roughness. Very rare. ($500)