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Offline wolfgang336

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Carinus OTD
« on: June 11, 2021, 06:06:12 pm »
Not my usual fare, but occasionally I see a late 3rd century antoninianus that I feel like I can't possibly live without.

This is - by miles - the best example I have ever seen. I was thrilled to pieces when it arrived this week.

obv: IMP C M AVR CARINVS PF AVG - cuirassed and radiate bust right
rev: VOTA PVBLICA - Carinus and Numerian facing, in military gear, sacrificing over tripod, standards to the sides.

SMSXXIB in exergue - Siscia, second officina

RIC 315

The iconography is particularly clear here: Carinus (the senior augustus) is slightly taller than the younger Numerian.

Post your nicest Carinus (or Numerian! or Daddy Carus!)

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Re: Carinus OTD
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2021, 06:32:05 pm »
That is rather a splendid example of the Vota reverse type, well for any Carinus for that matter.

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Re: Carinus OTD
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2021, 06:56:25 pm »
That's really nice, a nice addition

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Re: Carinus OTD
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2021, 04:51:13 pm »
I agree, a very nice piece... +++

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Re: Carinus OTD
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2021, 09:53:45 am »
Top very nice did you struck it yourselve? ;D

there are great specimen from this family most special from Siscia.
Here is mine :
M AVR CARINVS NOB CAES Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
FIDES MILITVM Fides standing left with a standard in each hand.   Siscia   
Ex. P in right field/XXI

23mm, 4.9gr, Die 180.

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Re: Carinus OTD
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2021, 03:33:33 pm »
Thanks everybody! And what an eye-popping example, Ed! It looks more like a high quality billon than silvered bronze. Does it look different in hand?

Lest the mint at Ticinum feel left out of our Siscia-fest, I post my only other Carinus antoninianus, purchased from our wonderful host Joe many years ago:

M AVR CARINVS NOB C, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right;
PRINCIPI IVVENTVT, Carinus standing left holding standard and spear
IXXI? in exergue; struck with damaged die (exergue);
Unlisted in RIC, but should fit in around RIC 177

EF, 4.94g, 24.6mm, 180o, Ticinum mint, very rare

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Re: Carinus OTD
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2021, 10:56:47 am »
Great coins,  +++

 This is one of mine earlier Carinus COTD

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=114219.msg694845#msg694845

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