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286 - 293 Carausius came from a sailing background and thanks to his abilities in this area he was commissioned by Maximianus to build a fleet to control the widespread pirating along the coasts of Gaul and Britain. Carausius was successful in this regard but it was soon discovered that he was personally profitting from the loot seized from the pirates. When Carausius heard that an arrest warrant had been issued for him he fled to Britain and declared himself emperor. Taking advantage of the fact that Maximianus had bigger headaches at the moment with fighting German barbarians, Carausius quickly rallied an army together and brought Britain under his firm control. In a silent appeal to be legitimately recognized by the greater empire, he issued coins commemorating his "fellow" emperors Maximianus and Diocletian. This tactic did little to appease either, of course, and Maximianus dispatched Constantius Chlorus to deal with him. In the meantime, Carausius was murdered by one of his own men, Allectus, who felt ready to take a stab at being emperor himself.

AE Antoninianus


RIC 1 Antoninianus Obv: CARAVSIVSETFRATRESSVI - Jugate, radiate and cuirassed busts of Maximianus, Diocletian and Carausius left.
Rev: PAXAVGGG Exe: S/P/C - Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter. c.292-293 (Camulodunum). $25,000 1/13/03.




RIC 50 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LAETITIAAVG Exe: F/O/ML - Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and staff. $385 1/16/02.




RIC 69 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LEGIIIIFL Exe: ML - Lion advancing right.




RIC 75 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LEGVIICLAVG - Bull standing right. (Londinium).




RIC 98 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVG Exe: L/ML - Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter. $440 5/19/04.




RIC 101 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVG Exe: B/E/MLXXI - Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter.




RIC 101v Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVG Exe: S/P - Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter. [RIC unlisted mintmark arrangement for this issue].




RIC 118 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVG Exe: S/P/MLXXI - Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter.




RIC 118 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVG Exe: B/E/MLXXI - Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter.




RIC 121 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVG Exe: ML - Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter. 289-290 (Londinium). $350 4/12/01.




RIC 121v Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVG Exe: F/O/ML - Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter. 289-290 (Londinium). $145 8/30/03.




RIC 138 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVG Exe: S/P/MLXXI - Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter.




RIC 141 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVGGG Exe: S/P/MLXXI - Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter.




RIC 143 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVGGG Exe: S/P/MLXXI - Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter. 292-293 (Londinium). $257 8/18/02.




RIC 149v Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PROVIDENTAVG Exe: B/E/MLXXI - Providentia standing left, holding globe and scepter. [RIC lists only for a draped and cuirassed bust type]. 290-292 (Londinium).




RIC 153v Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate and draped bust right.
Rev: SAECVLIFELICIT - Carausius standing right, holding spear and globe. $180 9/19/01.




RIC 155 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate and draped bust right.
Rev: SALVSAVG - Salus standing left, feeding snake on altar and holding scepter. $200 1/16/02.




RIC 164 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: SALVSAVGG Exe: S/D/MLXXI - Salus standing, holding and feeding snake.




RIC 207 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate and draped bust right.
Rev: CONCORMIL - Hands, in handshake.




RIC 250a Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: LAETITAVG Exe: C - Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and anchor.




RIC 255 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LAETITIAAVG Exe: S/C/C - Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and scepter.




RIC 258 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LAETITIAAVG Exe: C - Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and anchor. 286-287 (Camulodunum).




RIC 274v Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: LEGVIICLAVG - Bull advancing right. $750 1/16/02.




RIC 281v Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRMCARAVSIVSFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MARTIPACIFERO Exe: S/P/C - Mars advancng left, holding flower and spear with shield. [Obverse legend variant]. (Camulodunum).




RIC 299v Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ORIENSAVG Exe: S/C/C - Sol advancing left, raising hand and whip; seated captive on either side.




RIC 300 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVG Exe: S/P/C - Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter.




RIC 303v Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPFAV - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVG Exe: C - Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter. [RIC lists for obv. legend IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG].




RIC 321 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVG Exe: S/P/C - Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter. $480 5/19/04.




RIC 345 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PROVIDAVG Exe: S/C - Providentia standing left, holding scepter and cornucopia; globe to left.




RIC 353 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PROVIDENTAVG Exe: C - Providentia standing left, holding scepter and cornucopia; globe to left.




RIC 361 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSPFINAVG - Radiate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PROVIDAVGG Exe: C - Providentia standing left, holding scepter and cornucopia; globe to left. $86 2/26/02.




RIC 377v Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PROVIDENAVG Exe: C - Providentia standing left, holding scepter and cornucopia; globe to left. [RIC 377 obverse legend is IMP CARAVSIVS AV]. (Camulodonum).




RIC 437 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVG Exe: CXXI - Virtus standing right, holding spear and shield.




RIC 471 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MONETAAVG Exe: S/C - Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.




RIC 475c Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVG Exe: S/P - Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter.




RIC 476c Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSPAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVG Exe: S/P - Pax standing, looking left, holding branch and scepter.




RIC 482 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSPFIAVG - Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVG Exe: S/P - Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter.




RIC 484 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVG - Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter.




RIC 522v Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSPAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SPESPVBLICA Exe: S/C - Spes advancing left, holding flower and raising skirt.




RIC 822 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LAETITIAAVG - Latetitia standing left, holding wreath and anchor.




RIC 824v Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LAETITIAAVG - Laetitia standing front, head left, holding wreath and baton.




RIC 855v Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MONETAAVG - Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.




RIC 857 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MONETAAVG - Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.




RIC 879 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSPAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVG - Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter. (Londinium).




RIC 880 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate cuirassed bust.
Rev: PAXAVG - Pax standing holding branch and scepter.




RIC 881 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVG - Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter. (Londinium).




RIC 881v Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVG - Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter. (Londinium).




RIC 895 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate and draped bust right.
Rev: PAXAVG - Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter. 287-293 (Londinium).




RIC 961 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PROVIDENTIAVG - Providentia standing left, holding scepter and cornucopia; globe to left. 286-287 (Londinium).




RIC 1010 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SPESPVBL - Spes advancing right, holding flower and raising skirt.




Unlisted RIC, Shiel 1 Antoninianus Obv: CARAVSIVSETFRATRESSVI - Jugate radiate and cuirassed busts of Maximianus, Diocletian and Carausius left.
Rev: VICTORIAVGGG Exe: SPC - Victory advancing right, holding wreath and branch. c.292 (Camulodunum).




Unlisted Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSPFIAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PROVIDAVG Exe: S/C - Providentia standing left, holding globe and cornucopia. $207 5/21/04.




Unlisted Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPFAV - Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVG Exe: C - Carausius advancing right, stepping on captive, holding spear and shield. $350 1/16/02.




Unlisted Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LEGIMIN Exe: ML - Ram standing left. $450 9/22/04.




CNG 60 #1881 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVG Exe: C - Virtus standing left, holding spear and shield. $66 5/22/02.



AR Denarius


RIC 560 Denarius Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FELICITAAVG Exe: RSR - Galley sailing left.




RIC 589 Denarius Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPFA - Laureate bust left, wearing consular robes, holding eagle with scepter atop.
Rev: VBERITASAVG Exe: RSR - Carausius standing left on right, holding scepter, shaking hands with Uberitas to left, holding standard.




RIC 719 Denarius Obv: IMPCARAVSIVSPFAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVG - Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter. 286-289 (Londinium). $1,750 9/24/03.