Allectus 293-296AD Bronze Antoninianus Colchester good Fine
- A genuine 1,700+ year old Ancient Roman coin.
- Issued under Allectus, ruler of the breakaway Britannic Empire.
- Allectus ruled for just three years – coinage issued in his name is generally scarce.
- A fascinating piece of British history – struck in the city of Colchester.
- Graded good Fine, and excellent value-for-money!
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Allectus – the last emperor of the Britannic Empire…
A must-have for any Ancient Roman coin collector, and anyone with an interest in British history, we have a small number of Antoninianii struck under the rebel Emperor Allectus – the last ruler of the breakaway Britannic Empire!
A Roman naval commander named Carausius established the Britannic Empire in 286AD, but Rome was never likely to accept the loss of Britain and northern Gaul. By 293AD, Constantius Chlorus – the father of Constantine the Great – had captured key elements of the rebel territory.
Taking advantage of the chaos, a senior official, Allectus, murdered Carausius and declared himself emperor. Reigning for three years before killed in battle, as Constantius completed the reconquest of Rome’s former provinces, Allectus struck coins at the mints established by Carausius – including the Colchester mint Bronze Antoninianii presented here.
A fascinating piece of British history, these genuine coins of the short-lived Britannic Empire are graded good Fine. Fantastic value – click add to cart now!
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