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Allectus

Allectus, probably finance minister (rationalis summae rei) of the usurper Carausius, whom he succeeded by assassination in ce 293. His coinage and the archaeological evidence of ambitious building-work in Londinium contrast with the negative picture given by a panegyric of Constantius I, who finally organized a successful invasion of Britain in 296, in which the praetorian prefect Asclepiodotus defeated and killed Allectus.

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