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E-auction 314-231656 - CARUS Aurelianus

CARUS Aurelianus VF
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Estimate : 40 €
Price : 13 €
Maximum bid : 13 €
End of the sale : 22 April 2019 14:23:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 283
Mint name / Town : Ticinum
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,56 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP CARVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Carus à droite drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B01).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Carus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur Carus pieux heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : PAX E-XE-RCITI/ -|-// PXXI.
Reverse description : Pax (la Paix) drapée, debout à gauche, brandissant une branche d’olivier de la main droite et une enseigne de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pax Exerciti”, (La Paix de l’armée).


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Cuirasse et épaulière cloutées. Ptéryges fines.

Historical background


(09/282-07/283) Marcus Aurelius Carus

Carus was proclaimed in Raetia in late August 282. Probus was murdered at Sirmium. Carus told his eldest son Carin rank of Caesar in late October, soon followed Numerian in December. Carus named his august son in March 283. In spring 283, he began a brilliant campaign against the Sassanids. He took Ctesiphon, their capital, but was struck by lightning in July 283. Numerian, who accompanied him, was responsible for bringing the troops.

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