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    DescriptionIn the 280s Carausius was the commander of the Roman fleet based in Britain and Gaul, with the task of clearing the seas of pirates. He was so successful and popular in this that he established himself as an independent emperor in 286. In 293 he was murdered by his associate Allectus, who himself was killed in 296 by the Roman army sent to recover the province. This short episode generated an exceptionally prolific coinage of great historical content; it also represents the first occasion when insular sea power played a major part in British history. In this book John Casey places the reigns of the two usurpers in their historical and geographical context. Based on contemporary, literary and epigraphic evidence as well as modern archaeological discoveries, the book reviews the marine technology of the period. It also outlines the Roman coastal protection strategy, contains an in-depth consideration of the creation of the Carausian image by modern writers from the 18th century onwards, and the place of Carausius and Allectus in historical fiction.

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    Carausius and Allectus
    British Usurpers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Casey
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 214
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    ISBN 13: 9780713471700
    ISBN 10: 0713471700

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK, 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC20: 936.204
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NKD
    Illustrations note
    30 b&w photographs
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    05 September 1994
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    Author Information
    John Casey is one of the world's leading experts on Roman coinage, especially that of Britain and Asia Minor. An experienced excavator (he has just published, with J.L. Davies, a report on seven years' digging at Segontium in North Wales), he is Reader in Roman Archaeology at the University of Durham. He is the author of, among other works, Roman coinage in Britain and Understanding ancient coins
    Table of contents
    List of Figures List of Plates Introduction 1. The Roman Empire in the Third Century 2. Britain in the Third Century 3. The Date and Duration of the Revolt 4. The Literary Narrative 5. The Ideology of Carausian and Allectan Coin Types 6. The Evidence of the Coinage 7. Narrative and Archaeology I: the Revolt 8. Narrative and Archaeology II: - the Second Continental Episode 9. The Shore Forts 10. Allectus 11. Aftermath