Tejas Posted March 4 · Member Share Posted March 4 Little is known about his rule. He was apparently a treasure under Carausius. He had Carausius assassinated in 293 and ruled until 296, when he was defeated and killed by a Roman army sent by Constantius Chlorus. The battle is said to have taken place at Silchester. His remaining troops, apparently mostly Frankish warriors, were killed in London. I have two coins of Allectus, which I think mark the beginning and the end of his short rule. The first Antoninian is quite heavy, weighing nearly 6 g. The second Antoninian, (sometimes wrongly called Quinarius) has a smaller flan and weighs just under 3 g. Apparently, according to the author P. Casey, in his book on British usurpers, argued that Allectus was faced with a severe financial and monetary crisis at the end of his reign, which caused him to reduce the weight of the Antoninian. Show us your coins of British usurpers Obv.: IMP C ALLECTVS P F AVG Rev.: PROVIDENTIA AVG -- S-P Mint: Colchester, C in exergue Measurements: 5.93 g., 22mm, 7h RIC V.2 108; Webb 164 Obv.: IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG Rev.: VIRTVS AVG -- QC Mint: Colchester Date: AD 295/296 Measurements: 2.99 g. RIC 130 15 1 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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