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Nigrinian, son of Carinus, died before 283 A.D.

Nigrinian is only known from his coinage and an inscription which identifies him as Carus' grandson. Nigrinian's coinage was certainly struck late in Carinus' reign and thus he must have been Carinus' son. All coins of Nigrinian were posthumous, struck at the Rome mint, and are very rare.


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SH34914. Bronze antoninianus, RIC V 472 (or similar), VF, weight 4.631 g, maximum diameter 23.7 mm, die axis 135o, Rome mint, posthumous, c. 285 A.D.; obverse DIVO NIGRINIANO, radiate head right; reverse CONSECRATIO, eagle standing facing, head left, KA crescent A (or similar) in exergue; smoothing, ex Numismatik Lanz; very rare (R2); SOLD


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SH10710. Bronze antoninianus, RIC V 472, gVF, weight 3.54 g, maximum diameter 21.4 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, posthumous, c. 285 A.D.; obverse DIVO NIGRINIANO, radiate head right; reverse CONSECRATIO, eagle standing facing, head left, KA crescent in exergue; very rare (R2); SOLD


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SH27772. Bronze antoninianus, RIC V 472, VF, weight 3.075 g, maximum diameter 22.1 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, posthumous, c. 285 A.D.; obverse DIVO NIGRINIANO, radiate head right; reverse CONSECRATIO, eagle standing facing, wings spread, head left, KA pellet within crescent in exergue; very rare (R2); SOLD







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REFERENCES

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Gricourt, D. Ripostiglio della Venèra, Nuovo Catalogo Illustrato, Vol. IV: Caro - Diocleziano. (Verona, 2000).
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Milani, L. Il ripositglio della Venèra, Monete romane della seconda meta del terzo secolo. (Rome, 1880).
Pink, K. "Der Aufbau der Römischen münzprägung in der Kaiserzeit: VI/2. Carus und Söhne" in Numismatische Zeitschrift 80 (1963).
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Sear, D. Roman Coins and Their Values, Volume Three, The Accession of Maximinus I to the Death of Carinus AD 235 - AD 285. (London, 2005).
Vagi, D. Coinage and History of the Roman Empire. (Sidney, 1999).

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Nigrinian, son of Carinus, died before 283 A.D.