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A potin tetradrachm of the emperor Carinus with an Elpis reverse Coin Type: Potin tetradrachm of Carinus, Caesar 282-283 CE, Augustus 283-285 CE
Mint and Date: Alexandria, 283-284 CE.
Size and Weight: 17mm x 18mm, 6.5g
Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Elpis walking left, wearing a long chiton and peplos, holding up a flower in her right hand, with her left hand raising the skirt of her chiton behind.
Field Marks: L in left field, B in right field (Regnal year 2)
Ref: RCV (2005) 12379; Milne 4701 var (one wreath-tie points down).
BW Ref: 002 028 016
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