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Coins of Rome about Parthia:
Allectus (A.D. 293-296/7)

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.

Coins in the Name of Allectus

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Catalog Denom Inscription Reverse Type

Allectus A.D. 293-296/7

AE forgery
/ ORIENS AVG Figure rad. standing between two slaves

The images are used by permission of their copyright owners. See the Coins of Rome about Parthia index page for a listing of these generous individuals, dealers and institutions.

This page last updated 23 Feb 2021

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