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E-auction 325-241112 - CARUS Aurelianus

CARUS Aurelianus XF
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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 46 €
Maximum bid : 56 €
End of the sale : 08 July 2019 14:20:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: septembre
Date: 282
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,50 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée à l’usure régulière. Une partie de l’argenture superficielle est encore visible au droit et au revers. Joli buste. Patine foncée
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 Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Carus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Carus pieux heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : VICTO-RIA AVG/ -|-// -.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) marchant à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une palme de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Augusti”, (La Victoire de l’auguste).


Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum. Pierre Bastien n’avait relevé que quatre exemplaires en 1976.

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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