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Do you ever get fillers for rare emperors? Sometimes they aren't significant enough to bother with a nice example. Do you feel like you wasted your money? Here is a Florian I picked up for $20. Pretty rare but ugly as sin. Post your fillers here. 



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All the time. I collect coins found in the UK and some emperors that are otherwise common just don't show up. But I don't spend a lot on these - often they come in group lots anyway - and am able to sell on if I do get a nice example, so I at least get my money back.

Tacitus Antoninianus, 275-276
Ticinum. Billon, 22mm, 2.78g. Bust of Tacitus, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right; IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG. Providentia, draped, standing left, holding globe in right hand and sceptre in left hand; PROVIDE AVG; mintmark Q (RIC V, 152). Found in Lincolnshire.

Carus Antoninanus, 282-283
Ticinum. Bronze, 23mm, 2.82g. Bust of Carus, radiate, draped, right; IMP CARVS P F AVG. Pax, draped, standing left, holding olive-branch in right hand and ensign in left hand; PAX EXERCITI; in exergue PXXI (RIC V, 75). Found Bristol.

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I've bought a lot of Claudius II and still don't have one I feel is the final one. This one has something I like about it, even with a chunk taken out of it. Plus it could count as Quintillus.

Quintillus (posthumous Claudius II) Antoninianus, 270
Mediolanum. Silver, 16-18mm, 2.29g. Bust of Claudius Gothicus, radiate, draped, right; DIVO CLAVDIO. Altar with flames above, crescent on side; CONSECRATIO (RIC V.1, 261). Found in Kent.

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When I bought this coin I wasn't even sure it was real.

Clodius Albinus Sestertius, 194-195
Rome. Bronze, 29mm, 17.97g. Head of Clodius Albinus, bare, right; D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES. Minerva, helmeted, draped, standing left, holding olive-branch in right hand and shield set on ground in left hand; spear rests against left arm; MINER PACIF COS II; S C (RIC IV, 54A). Found near Wisbech.

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This one I got in a cheap group lot that has now earned me money (so the coin cost was negative). I already had one that was better, but I sold that since I thought I'd overpaid and didn't like it anyway. So this is now my only Allectus. I will definitely get a better one eventually.

Allectus Quinarius, 293-296
Londinium. Bronze, 19mm, 2.28g. Bust of Allectus, radiate, cuirassed, right; IMP C ALLECTVS P F AVG. Galley with mast, rowing left; VIRTVS AVG; QL in exergue (RIC V.1, 55). Found in Kent in the 1980s.

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Not a great example, but it fills the hole in the collection until I get the jugate bust of the "three" emperors...


ROMANO-BRITISH EMPIRE Carausius, A.D. 286-293

AE antoninianus, 23mm 3.6 grams Uncertain mint

Obverse: IMP CARAVSIVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed but right

Reverse: PAX AVG; Pax standing left holding branch and scepter

Reference: RIC Vb p. 535-538 for all Pax varieties of Carausius





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