The defeated usurper Carausius was murdered by his rationalis summae rei Allectus who then seized his throne which he held for three years. It is not understood why a modern forger would choose the ORIENS legend for his imitations of Allectus; were there possibly genuine issues which he copied?
See the biography of Allectus at De Imperatoribus Romanis, an online encyclopedia of Roman emperors.
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Allectus A.D. 293-296/7
|/ ORIENS AVG||Figure rad. standing between two slaves|
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This page last updated 22 Apr 2008