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Offline jimwho523

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Carinus silvered Ant
« on: May 19, 2003, 11:28:18 am »
Hi everybody,

Just finished this Silvered AE Ant of carinus. (this is only my second Carinus)

My question is --- The obverse inscription of IMP CARINVS PF AVG is not listed with the AEQVITAS AVGG reverse. I also can't id the exergue as a valid mint mark.

Could this be a mule? As always thanks for any input

Jim
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Re:Carinus silvered Ant
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2003, 04:28:11 pm »
Hello, RIC V Vol. 2 lists IMP CARINVS PF AVG with a AEQVITAS AVGG reverse for the Lugdunum and Rome mints.  There is no mint-mark at the bottom for the first mint.  However, at Rome they struck ones with "KAZ", which is on your coin.  That would make it RIC V 239.

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Re:Carinus silvered Ant
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2003, 04:26:16 pm »
Ave!

KAZ? KAZ? Why KAZ? That's a new one on me!  ???

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Re:Carinus silvered Ant
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2003, 04:30:37 pm »
I don't know either and was wondering about that myself. :-\

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Re:Carinus silvered Ant
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2003, 04:49:29 pm »
I looked it up in the intros in RIC V and here is what it is:

"KA" is the Greek equivalent of "XXI"
"Z" is for the 6th officina

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