Allectus. 293-296 AD. Ae Antoninianus. IMP C ALLECTVS P F AVG. Radiate and cuirassed bust right. ® P M TR P II COS P P. Emperor standing left, holding olive branch and baton; S P in field; C in exergue. 22mm.
Antoninianus of Allectus, struck at the 'C' mint*. I belive this coin to
be unique, as I and others can trace no other example. It is unlisted in the standard
works, and of considerable numismatic interest.
The present coin, which is of good style and appears to be an official
product of the 'C' mint, establishes that Allectus did in fact assume
both consular and tribunician power and also the office of Pontifex
Maximus. As the coin denotes his second tribuniciate, it will date no
earlier than the second year of his reign.
Many thanks to Rod Blunt for his help with this coin.
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