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Carus coins

282 - 283 The short reign of this emperor is clouded with differing accounts of his life. Whether he instigated a successful revolt that ended with the death of Probus or that he was simply named emperor upon hearing of his death is unsure. Either way, his accession was ratified by the Senate. He promptly set out with his armies to counter recent tribal invasions along the empire's Germanic borders and from there led a successful campaign against the Persians. What happened next is also unsure but Carus died under suspicious conditions. Supposedly he was stricken by lightning but this sounds too convenient and it can be suspected that because of the timing an aspiring general may have played a role.

AU Aureus


RIC 1, C 33 Aureus Obv: IMPCARVSPFAVG - Laureate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
Rev: FORTVNAAVG - Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. c.282 (Lugdunum).




RIC 62v, C 66 Aureus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARVSPFAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PROVIDENTIAAVG - Providentia standing left, holding globe and scepter. [RIC lists reverse legend PROVIDENT AVG for this type]. October 282 (Ticinum).




RIC 64, Calico 4279 Aureus Obv: IMPMAVRCARVSPFAVG - Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SPESPVBLICA - Spes advancing left, holding flower and raising skirt. 282-283 (Ticinum).




RIC 95, C 86 Aureus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARVSPFAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
Rev: VICTORIAAVG - Victory standing left on globe, holding wreath and palm. August - November 283 (Siscia). $16,477 2/18/02.




RIC 96, C 86 Aureus Obv: DEOETDOMINOCAROAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVG - Victory standing left on globe, holding wreath and palm.




RIC 98 Aureus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARVSPFAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAEAVGGFEL - Victory advancing left, holding opened wreath over shield. 282-283 (Siscia).




RIC 116v Aureus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARVSPFAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAVG Exe: - Victory riding left, holding wreath and palm. 282 (Cyzicus). $5,800 1/16/02.




RIC 117, C 118 Aureus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARVSPFAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSCARIINVICTIAVG Exe: K - Hercules standing right, resting hand on hip and holding club with lion skin. 282-283 (Cyzicus).




RIC 117, CalicСѓ 4293, C 118 Aureus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARVSPFAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSCARIINVICTIAVG Exe: - Hercules standing right, resting hand on hip and holding club with lion skin. 282-283 (Cyzicus).




Unlisted Aureus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARVSPFAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ORIENSCARIAVG Exe: - Sol standing left, raising hand and holding whip. 282-283 (Cyzicus).




Unlisted Aureus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARVSPFAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MARTIPROPVGNATORI - Mars advancing right, holding spear and shield. 282-283 (Siscia).



AU Aureus (Posthumous)


RIC 4, C 14 Aureus Obv: DIVOCAROPIO - Laureate head right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO - Eagle standing right. 284 (Lugdunum). $7,000 1/12/04.



AE Medallion


Unlisted RIC, Gnecchi 1, C 41 Bronze Medallion Obv: IMPCMAVRCARVSPFAVG - Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MONETAAVGG - Three Monetae standing left, each holding a scale and cornucopia. $8,020 11/20/00.



AE Antoninianus


RIC 13 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARVSAVG - Helmeted, radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVGG - Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter; D in left field.




RIC 13f Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARVSAVG - Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVGG - Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter; B in left field.




RIC 18, C 88 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARVSAVG - Helmeted, radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGG - Victory standing left on globe, holding wreath and palm; seated captive on either side. A in left field. 282 (Lugdunum).




RIC 24f Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARVSAVG - Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGG - Victory standing left on globe, holding wreath and palm; seated captive on either side. A in left field. (Lugdunum). $95 2/1/05.




RIC 25 Antoninianus Obv: VIRTVSCARIAVG - Helmeted, radiate, cuirassed bust left holding spear over shoulder and shield.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGG - Victory standing left on globe, holding wreath and palm; seated captive on either side. A in left field.




RIC 35f, C 11 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARVSPFAVG - Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AETERNITIMPERI Exe: KAA - Sol advancing left, raising hand and holding whip. $18 5/16/02.




RIC 36f, C 10 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARVSPFAVG - Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AETERNITIMPERI Exe: KAA - Sol advancing left, raising hand and holding whip. 282-283 (Rome).




RIC 37f, C 12 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRARVSPFAVG - Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ANNONAAVGG Exe: R - Annona standing left, holding grain ears over modius and cornucopia. 282-283 (Rome). $26 3/25/03.




RIC 38f, C 37 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARVSPFAVG - Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVIVICTORI Exe: KAA - Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and scepter; eagle to left. $25 5/16/02.




RIC 42f, C 69 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARVSPFAVG - Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PROVIDENTAVGG Exe: K - Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and scepter.




RIC 43f Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARVSPFAVG - Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PROVIDENTIAAVGG - Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and scepter. 282-283 (Rome).




RIC 44f(var.) Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARVSPFAVG - Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGG Exe: AAK - Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm. $46 5/30/02.




RIC 45f, C 114 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARVSPFAVG - Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVGG Exe: R - Virtus standing left, resting hand on shield and holding spear. $29 5/16/02.




RIC 46, C 110 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARVSPFAVG - Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVGG Exe: KA - Virtus standing left, resting hand on shield and holding spear.




RIC 66f(var.) Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARVSPFAVG - Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ABVNDANTIAAVG Exe: TXXI - Abundantia standing right, pouring out cornucopia. $10 5/16/02.




RIC 74f, C 58 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCKARVSPFAVG - Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXEXERCITI Exe: VIXXI - Pax standing left, holding branch and standard.




RIC 75f, C 56 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARVSPFAVG - Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXEXERCITI Exe: XXI - Pax standing left, holding branch and standard.




RIC 82f, C 79 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARVSPFAVG - Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SPESPVBLICA - Spes advancing left, holding flower and raising skirt. 283 (Ticinum). $100 4/14/02.




RIC 91f, C 106 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARVSPFAVG - Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVG Exe: XXI - Virtus standing right, holding spear and resting hand on shield. 283 (Ticinum).




RIC 99, C 28 Antoninianus Obv: DEOETDOMINOCAROINVICAVG - Sol radiate, draped bust right facing Carus radiate, cuirassed bust left.
Rev: FELICITASREIPVBLICAE Exe: •X•I•I• - Felicitas standing left, leaning on column, holding caduceus and scepter. November 282 (Siscia).




RIC 106f, C 114 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARVSPFAVG - Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: RESTITVTORBIS Exe: over II/XXI - Carus standing left on right, holding globe and scepter, facing Orbis to left, holding wreath. 283 (Ticinum). $100 4/14/02.




RIC 120a, C 93 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVG Exe: - Victory advancing left holding, wreath and branch. 282 (Cyzicus). $48 5/23/04.




RIC 124c, C 116 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVGG Exe: /XXI - Carus standing right on left, holding scepter and receiving Victory from Jupiter to right, holding scepter. 282-283 (Antioch). $28 3/4/03.




RIC 125c, C 117 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARVSPFAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVGGG Exe: over II/XXI - Carus standing right on left, holding scepter and receiving Victory from Jupiter to right, holding scepter.

AE Antoninianus (Posthumous)


RIC 110, C 23 Antoninianus Obv: DIVOCAROPARTHICO - Radiate head right.
Rev: CONSECRATIOAVG Exe: XXI - Altar. 283 (Siscia).




RIC 126, C 16 Antoninianus Obv: DIVOCAROAVG - Radiate head right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO - Eagle standing right.