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E-auction 377-289375 - CARUS Aurelianus

CARUS Aurelianus VF/XF
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Estimate : 65 €
Price : 26 €
Maximum bid : 27 €
End of the sale : 06 July 2020 14:27:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 282
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,57 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Carus à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (B01).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Carus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Carus pieux heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : PROVIDENT AVGG/ -|-// .
Reverse description : Providentia (la Providence) debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant un bâton de la main droite et un sceptre de la gauche ; à ses pieds, à gauche, un globe.
Reverse legend : DKA.
Reverse translation : “Providentia Augustorum”, (La Providence des augustes).


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Cuirasse et épaulière cloutées. Ptéryges larges. Pan de paludamentum visible sur l’épaule gauche.

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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