Allectus                                     293 - 296


Allectus was the second and last of the Roman British secessionist emperors succeeding Carausius whom he murdered. Being under the gun as was Carausius his solo career came to an end when Constantius Chlorus mounted a well-planned invasion of Britain and was subsequently killed in battle by one of Chlorus's detachments.


AE Quinarius 293--296 A.D.


17 mm.

Obv. IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG: Radiate bust right

Rev. VIRTVS AVG: Galley under oars left, QC in exergue

RIC 55, Van Meter 11