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  1. ancient times

    ancient times Legatus Legionis

    Praetorian Prefect to Probus; seized power either before or after Probus was murdered; made his son Carinus co-emperor in early 283 AD
    Emperor 282 AD – late July/ early August 283 AD
    born c. 222AD, died 283 AD (aged 61)
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    Carus AE Antoninianus. Lugdunum mint. IMP C M AVR CARVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right / VICTORIA AVGG, Victory on globe between two captives, A to left. Cohen 99; Sear 12184. RIC 24
    rad.cuir. 24mm 3.4 grams

    Son of Carus, ruled shortly with him and then with his brother Numerian
    Early 283 AD – 285 AD
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    Carinus, AE Antoninianus, Antioch mint. IMP C M AVR CARINVS PF AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right. / VIRTVS AVGG, Carinus standing right, holding sceptre, receiving Victory on globe from Carus standing left. Star above. A in lower centre. Mintmark XXI. RIC V-2, 325; Sear 12362. 20mm 3.3 grams

    Son of Carus, succeeded him jointly with his brother Carinus
    Late July/early August 282Ad-283 AD as Caeser under his father, 283AD - 284 AD, co-emperor with his brother
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    Numerian AE Antoninianus. Ticinum mint, 283-284 AD. IMP NVMERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right / PROVIDENT AVGG, Providentia standing left holding corn ears, over Modius at feet left, and cornucopiae. Mintmark VIXXI. Cohen 82; RIC V-2, 447; Sear 12253. 22mm 3.5 grams

    Thanks for looking
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  3. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE

    Great group and narrative!

    Carus. Consecration piece, struck 283-284. 6.65 grams.
    Sear 3.12406. Emmett 3995
    Sear Greek Imperial 4777
    flaming altar. Greek for "CONSECRATIO" (very unusual for Alexandria).
    Ex: @Valentinian

    RI Carinus 282-285 CE BI Potin Tet 19mm 8.1g Alexandria Egypt 19mm Athena Seated holding Nike

    RI Numerian 283-284 CE AE Ant Stndg receiving Victory
  4. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Here's a couple from Carus:

    Carus, AD 282-283.
    Roman billon antoninianus, 3.46 g, 21.1 mm, 1 h.
    Ticinum, 1st officina, 2nd emission, AD 282.
    Obv: IMP CARVS P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust, right.
    Rev: PAX EXERCITI, Pax standing left, holding branch and signum; PXXI in exergue.
    Refs: RIC 75F; Cohen 56; RCV --; Pink VI/2, p. 28.

    Carus, AD 282-283.
    Roman billon Antoninianus, 3.54 g, 21.5 mm, 7 h.
    Antioch, AD 282.
    Obv: IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
    Rev: VIRTVS AVGG, emperor standing right, holding parazonium and receiving Victory on globe from Carinus (or Jupiter) standing left, holding scepter; A//XXI .
    Refs: RIC 124C; Cohen 116; RCV 12188; Pink VI/2 p. 43; Venera 4258-70.
  5. Shea19

    Shea19 Supporter! Supporter

    Nice coins, here is another Carus.

    Carus, Antoninianus, (23 mm, 4.15 g), 283, Lugdunum,IMP C M AVR CARUS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust of Carus to Right/ Rev. PAX AUGG, Pax standing front, holding branch in her right hand and long transverse scepter with her left, B in left field. RIC 13
  6. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Carus 1.jpg
    OBVERSE: IMP CARVS P F AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right
    REVERSE: PAX EXERCITI, Pax standing left holding standard & olive branch, PXXI in ex.(1. officina)
    Struck at Ticinum (1. officina), 282-3 AD
    3.7g, 22mm
    RIC 75f, C 56
  7. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Nice coins!....I have one that strangely shows a flash of silver hitting the forehead of the emperor.....Lightning strikes!
    Carus AE Antoninianus.AD282-283
    Obverse..IMP C M AVR CARVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right.
    Reverse..PAX AVGG, Pax standing left, holding branch and transverse sceptre; B in left field....Lugdunum coin, 4th emission
    RIC V-2, 13; Sear 12173.
  8. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Nice trio , congrats ancient times

    my Numerianus:

  9. ancient times

    ancient times Legatus Legionis

    Very nice, still working on photo'ing, coins way better in hand then the pictures I take?
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  11. Shea19

    Shea19 Supporter! Supporter

    Ha, nice! I love the bolt of light hitting Carus, that’s great. :D
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  12. ominus1

    ominus1 Supporter! Supporter

    ..yeah..what a way to go eh?!...:yuck:
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  13. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Nice group of coins of the Carus family. Here are some more of dad and kids....

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  14. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Supporter! Supporter

    Nice family snapshot

    Carus, Posthumous antoninianus - Lugdunum mint, 2nd officina, AD 284-285
    DIVO CARO PIO, Radiate head of Carus right
    CONSECRATIO, Eagle facing, II at exergue
    3.50 gr
    Ref : Cohen #18, RCV #12394

  15. gogili1977

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  16. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    Carus. 282-283 AD. Double Antoninianus (24mm; 5.35 gm; 5h).Siscia mint. 1st emission, November 282 AD . Obv: DEO ET DOMINO CARO AVG, radiate and draped bust of Sol right and radiate and cuirassed bust of Carus left, vis-à-vis. Rev: FELICITA S REIPVBLICAE, Felicitas standing facing, head left, leaning left elbow upon column to right, holding caduceus in right hand and transverse scepter in left; (X·I) in ex. RIC V 99; Pink VI/2 p. 42. Very rare. CarusFacingSolHeavyAnt.jpg
  17. ancient times

    ancient times Legatus Legionis

    Really nice coin
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