Quinarius of Allectus

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Issued by: Allectus
Denomination: Radiate
Mint: London
Period: Roman
Date found: 08/03/2022
Location: Isle of Wight


Only a couple of this type of Quinarius of Allectus have been recorded at the PAS. Hence, it’s a Find of Note. Allectus was an officer in the Roman navy and treasurer to Carausius, who he assassinated in 293 to assume power. The legend on the reverse reads VIRTUS AUG for Virtus Augusti, who personifies manly vigor and courage.