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Carinus, First Half 283 - Spring 285 A.D.
This reverse announces that Carinus, who has the world in his hands, is bringing an age of good fortune.
RA71344. Billon antoninianus, RIC V-2 152, Bastien 492; Hunter IV 13; Cohen VI 117; Pink VI-2, p. 22; SRCV III 12305, Choice aEF
, fantastic style, perfect centering, 4th officina, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, weight 4.691g, maximum diameter 22.6mm, die axis 0o
, 2nd emission of Carus, Oct 282 A.D.; obverse CARINVS NOBIL CAES, radiate and cuirassed bust left, spear (or scepter?) over shoulder in right, shield ornamented with head of gorgoneion in left; reverse SAECVLI FELICITAS (era of good fortune), Carinus standing right, transverse spear in right, globe in left hand, D right; beautiful coin!
Catalog current as of Friday, July 19, 2019.
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