Roman-British Carausius Antoninianus Salus Health of The Emperor

Ancient Coins - Roman-British Carausius Antoninianus Salus Health of The Emperor
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Romano-British Empire, Carausius, Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D.
 
RA73490. Billon antoninianus, cf. RIC V-2 983, Web Carausius 1102, Hunter IV 75, Cohen VII 310, Linchmere Hoard 1102 (1 spec.), King Unmarked 13, SRCV IV -, Bicester -, F, nice green patina, centered on a crowded flan, minor edge chipping, 2.590g, 21.3mm, 45o, London(?) mint, IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG, radiate, draped (and cuirassed?) bust right, early reign 'moustache' portrait; reverse SALVS AVG (the health of the Emperor), Salus standing slightly left, head left, from patera in right hand feeding snake rising from altar, long scepter vertical in left hand; from the Charles Peters Carausius Collection
 
Although the exergue is off flan, based on the portrait style, it is likely this is an early issue without a mintmark (unmarked). It may have been struck at a mint traveling with Carausius or perhaps at London.
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