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E-auction 440-351672 - brm_674308 - CARUS Aurelianus

CARUS Aurelianus VF/VF
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Estimate : 30 €
Price : 8 €
Maximum bid : 10 €
End of the sale : 20 September 2021 14:35:30
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 282
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 4 h.
Weight : 4,07 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée frappée sur un flan large et ovale, avec un joli buste au droit. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Carus à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Carus Pius Felix Augustus", (Empereur César Marc Aurèle Carus Pieux Heureux Auguste).


Reverse legend : VIRTVS AV-GG/ */ TR// XXI.
Reverse description : Carus et Carin debout face à face ; Carus est debout à gauche tourné à droite, lauré, vêtu militairement, tenant le scipio de la main gauche et donnant un globe à Carin debout à droite, tourné à gauche, vêtu militairement, tenant un sceptre long de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Virtus Augustorum", (La Victoire des Augustes).

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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