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CARUS with Aegis??


Ed D:
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

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.


* - Le buste mon├ętaire des empereurs romains

Ed D:
Thanks for this interesting information.



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