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E-auction 311-229389 - CARUS Aurelianus

CARUS Aurelianus XF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 32 €
Maximum bid : 46 €
End of the sale : 01 April 2019 14:17:30
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: janvier - mars
Date: 283
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,23 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Usure régulière sur l’ensemble de la monnaie. Joli revers. La monnaie a conservée une partie de son argenture superficielle

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C M AVR CARVS 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 Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Carus Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Carus auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICT-ORIA AVGG/ A|-// - .
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) debout à gauche sur un globe entre deux captifs dos à dos, les mains liées dans le dos, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une palme de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Augustorum”, (La Victoire des augustes).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Cuirasse cloutée. Épaulière décorée. Ptéryges larges.

Historical background


CARUS

(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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