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Title: Reigning in the Name of Diocletian
Subtitle: An Unpublished Coin Type of Carausius with the Mint Mark -/-//SPC
Author(s): CLAES, Liesbeth
Journal: Ancient Society
Volume: 51 Date: 2021
In 2015, a Roman coin was found in a field in Zuid-Beveland, part of the province of Zeeland, the Netherlands. It appears that the coin is an unpublished type issued by the usurper Carausius for the Roman emperor Diocletian, most likely referring to the Victories gained over the Saxon and Frankish pirates. Firstly, the new type, which is identified with the help of the Portable Light Dome, will be described in this article. Subsequently, this article will elaborate on the numismatic background of the coin’s mint mark -/-//SPC and will place the coin in its historical and geographical context, in which the imperial legitimation of Carausius played a crucial factor. Finally, the article will present an overview of all Carausian types with the mint mark -/-//SPC known today.