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Carausius – Admiral of the British Fleet

Carausius – Admiral of the British Fleet

Carauisus Gallery Denarius

Carausius, 286 – 293 Denarius, “RSR” mint 287-293, AR 4.72 g. IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG Laureate and draped bust r. Rev. F – E – LIC – ITA AVG Galley on waves with four rowers. C 65. RIC 560. Shiel 56. Very rare and in exceptional condition for the issue. Well struck and centred on a metal unusually good for the coins of Carausius. Old cabinet tone and extremely fine

Numismatica Ars Classica > Auction 92 Part 1 Auction date: 23 May 2016
Lot number: 674 Price realized: 17,000 CHF

Thank you Numismatica Ars Classica for auction text and image.

Note: RSR in exergue refers to lines of Virgil and isn’t a mintmark – see here