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Author Topic: CARUS with Aegis??  (Read 955 times)

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Offline Ed D

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CARUS with Aegis??
« on: January 27, 2006, 11:03:09 am »
Hello here i have a antoninianus of Carus, wearing  Aegis on his (cuirassed?) bust.
The coin is a Siscia RIC 106variation.

Obv. IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG, Radiate bust right, wearing Aegis

Rev. RESTITVT ORBIS, Female standing to right, presenting wreath to emporer, holding globe and sceptre.

Ex.*II/XXI   2mm, 3.7gr. Die 180

I have never seen a Carus with this Obverse, are there more of this types?

Regards Eddop

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Re: CARUS with Aegis??
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2006, 11:51:39 am »
This is what Bastien* calls "moyenne ├ęgide a1". It is indeed aegis stretched on the pectoral plates of the cuirass, with the Gorgoneion (worn) in the middle.

A nice Siscia coin.

G/<

* - Le buste mon├ętaire des empereurs romains

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Re: CARUS with Aegis??
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2006, 01:06:39 pm »
Thanks for this interesting information.

Eddop

 

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