CARAUSIUS Bi Antoninianus. VF. PAX AVGGG (Struck in the name of the three emperors). RARE!

Ancient Coins - CARAUSIUS Bi Antoninianus. VF. PAX AVGGG (Struck in the name of the three emperors). RARE!
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Obverse: IMP C CARAVSIVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust at right.
Reverse: PAX AVGGG. Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and sceptre; S-P across fields; mintmark C.
 
Rare and very interesting coin, issued in 287 during the first months of Carausius rule in Britain. The legend AVGGG = AVGVSTORVM in number of 3 refers to Carausius and the two Augustus in the continent: Diocletianus and Maximianus Herculius. This coin is a valious testimony of the Carausius´ attempts for being legitimated as emperor of Britain by the diarchs Maximianus and Diocletianus. Fast and strongly denied the Carausius´ request of legitimization by the diarchs, Carausius will leave its previous policy of conciliation (this coin is an example of it) proclaiming himself as enemy of them. Since this moment the coins struck in his name in the britanian mints will always show the simple form AVG = AVGVSTVS.
 
Complete details in both sides. ABSOLUTELY BETTER IN HAND. VF. Original silvering preserved at 35%.
 
RIC V-2 336. Camulodunum mint, A.D. 287. 3,7 g - 22 mm
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