Carus & sons Numerian & Carinus ??

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  1. Valentinian

    Valentinian Supporter! Supporter

    In the short three years of Carus, Carinus, and Numerian their titles on coins underwent several changes. With this post I announce a site on their coins and how they are dated, "Roman Coins of the Emperors Carus, Carinus, and Numerian, 282-285."

    One of my favorites on that page is this one of Carus spelled with a K, which was only used very early in his reign.


    Probably struck sole reign, end of August 282 to autumn 282
    23 mm. 3.86 grams.
    Pax standing left holding flower and standard.

    RIC 73, Ticinum mint.

    If you have a coin of theirs with a reverse legend ending AVG, AVGG, or AVGGG, it has chronological information which is in two tables in that article.

    Take a look:
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  3. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    I also have a Ticinum Carus with a K:

    Screen Shot 2020-09-10 at 9.07.02 PM.jpg

    And here's a DIVO CARO:
    Screen Shot 2020-09-10 at 9.08.24 PM.jpg
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  4. Julius Germanicus

    Julius Germanicus Well-Known Member

    Great work! Here is my writeup including the chronology of Carus´ Parthian campaign and the elevation of his sons, and a die study on the Roman mint medallions of Numerianus:

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    The most detailled literature on Carus and his family is Klaus Altmayer "Die Herrschaft des Carus, Carinus und Numerianus als Vorläufer der Tetrarchie" , Karl Pink: "Der Aufbau der römischen Münzprägung in der Kaiserzeit VI/2: Carus und Söhne, and Udo Hartmann "Die Zeit der Soldatenkaiser" (all in German only).
  5. Steven Michael Gardner

    Steven Michael Gardner Active Member

    Thats a beauty of Urbica, if that profile does her justice, she was a beautiful woman!

    I do love your military issue!
  6. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    I've owned a bunch of coins from this dynasty, and although it is "complete" (E: except Nigrinian!) I am beginning to regret that I sold several, including at least two of 'KARVS'

    Carus, lifetime issue
    Carus Clementia Fel Temp.jpg

    Carinus as Caesar
    Carinus Caesar principi ivvent.jpg

    Numerian Caesar
    Numerian caesar principi ivventvt.jpg
    Also as Caesar, from Alexandria
    Numerian as Caesar Alexandria tetradrachm Nike Year 1 282.jpg

    Carinus Augustus
    Carinus Fides Militvm.jpg

    Magnia Urbica
    Magnia Urbica venus.jpg

    Numerian Augustus
    Numerian augustus pietas avgg mercury.jpg
    Divus Carus
    Divo Caro Divus Carus altar.jpg

    Divus Numerian (very rare!)
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  7. bcuda

    bcuda Supporter! Supporter

    My Carinus and Numerian coins , I dont have a Carus yet.

    Brother of Numerian
    AD 283-285. Rome
    Obv: IMP CARINVS PF AVG, radiate,
    cuirassed bust right.
    Rev: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left,
    holding two standards.
    AE Antoninianus. 22mm Rome mint.
    Mintmark KA crescent Epsilon. 3.71 grams
    5th officina 6th emission
    La Venera 4166, La Venera IV 4102-4116,
    RIC V-2, 253 var (mintmark). Scarce.
    CNG E auction 463 11 march 2020 lot 483
    Ex Phil Peck collection AKA Morris collection

    Brother of Carinus.
    Caesar 282-283 AD, Augustus 283-284 AD
    Obv: IMP NUMERIANVS AVG, radiate,
    draped bust right
    Rev: IOVI VICTORI, Jupiter standing,
    head left, holding Victory, eagle at
    feet to left.
    AE Antoninianus. Rome mint.
    Mintmark KAB. 3.98 grams
    Cohen 16; RIC V-2, 410; Sear 12246.
  8. 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 facing right and radiate and cuirassed bust of Carus facing 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·I) in ex. RIC V 99; Pink VI/2 p. 42. Extremely rare. CNG, one example sold in 2004; acsearch__; SixBid__; MA Shops__.
  9. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Wowzers!! :wideyed:
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