Roman Britain

Carausius, Britannia forgery

Forgery. Probable core of plated denarius. Alternatively it could be a smaller denomination struck in bronze.

Die-axis: 6 o’clockWeight: 3.09 grammes

IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Carausius, right. (obverse)

[EXPE]CTATE VEN[I], Britannia (wearing mural crown) clasping hands with Carausius. (reverse)

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