Romano-British Empire Carausius Antoninianus Laetitia w/ Wreath Anchor

Ancient Coins - Romano-British Empire Carausius Antoninianus Laetitia w/ Wreath Anchor
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Romano-British Empire, Carausius, Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D.
 
RA73282. Billon antoninianus, RIC V-2 250 (C); cf. Linchmere Hoard 299 (also has reversed C in ex.), Web Carausius 299 (...P AVG, C in ex. only), Hunter IV -, F, green patina with red earthen highlighting, corrosion, 3.458g, 24.5mm, 225o, Camulodunum (Colchester, England) mint, IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, middle reign portrait type; reverse LAETIT AVG, Laetitia standing half left, wreath in right hand, anchor in left hand, C low in left field, nothing in exergue; very rare with the C left, from the Charles Peters Carausius Collection
 
Laetitia is the Roman goddess of gaiety and joy, her name deriving from the root word laeta, meaning happy. She is typically depicted on coinage with a wreath in her right hand, and a scepter, a rudder, or an anchor in her left hand. On the coins of empresses, Laetitia may signal a birth in the Imperial family.
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