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Carausius struck legionary coins, mostly in a very base silver alloy but also in good silver; only one specimen, however, of such a coin struck by Allectus is recorded. This piece was found during excavations at South Shields in 1880, and a woodcut illustration together with initial publication of its discovery may be found in Archaeologia Aeliana. Since that time mention has been made of this coin in various other journals and works but I can find no other attempts to illustrate it. The photograph of the coin (PL. XXVIII A) proves that it was faithfully recorded in the initial instance and undoubtedly represents a legionary antoninianus of Allectus: