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Carus, early September 282 - c. July or August 283 A.D.

Carus was the Praetorian prefect during the reign of emperor Probus and came to power after the latter's assassination. He was killed by lightning outside Ctesiphon after a successful campaign against the Persian empire. His sons Carinus and Numerian succeeded him.

|Carus|, |Carus,| |Early| |September| |282| |-| |c.| |July| |or| |August| |283| |A.D.||antoninianus|
In 282, Probus traveled towards Sirmium (Serbia). He tried to employ his troops in peaceful projects, such as draining the swamps in Pannonia. His troops, unhappy about this labor, murdered him. Marcus Aurelius Carus, an Illyrian and Probus' praetorian prefect, was proclaimed the new emperor.
RA97844. Billon antoninianus, RIC V-2 110 (R); Cohen VI 24; Venèra IV 4339 - 4352; Hunter IV 12; Pink VI-2, pp. 48; SRCV III 12403, EF, excellent portrait, near full borders on a broad oval flan, scattered small encrustations, two edge splits and flan crack, weight 4.064 g, maximum diameter 24.9 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Siscia mint, c. 284 A.D.; obverse DIVO CARO PARTHICO, radiate head right; reverse CONSECRATIO AVG, funeral altar, nearly square, four panels in front, large flame on top, A right, SMSXXI in exergue; from a Norwegian collection; rare; $200.00 (€164.00)
 


Carus, Early September 282 - c. July or August 283 A.D.

|Carus|, |Carus,| |Early| |September| |282| |-| |c.| |July| |or| |August| |283| |A.D.||antoninianus|
Spes was the Roman personification of Hope. In art, Spes is normally depicted carrying flowers or a cornucopia, but on coins she is almost invariably depicted holding a flower in her extended right hand, while the left is raising a fold of her dress. She was also named "ultima dea" - for Hope is the last resort of men.
SH71605. Billon antoninianus, RIC V-2 81 (S), Cohen VI 78, Venèra IV 252 (4 specimens), La Venèra 4043, Hunter IV -, SRCV III -, Choice EF, centered, excellent portrait, much silvering, weight 2.892 g, maximum diameter 22.1 mm, die axis 0o, 2nd officina, Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, c. Mar - Jun 283; obverse IMP C M AVR KARVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse SPES PVBLICA (the hope of the public), Spes walking left, raising flower in right hand, raising fold of chiton behind with left hand, SXXI in exergue; rare; SOLD


|Carus|, |Carus,| |Early| |September| |282| |-| |c.| |July| |or| |August| |283| |A.D.||antoninianus|
Victory or Nike is seen with wings in most statues and paintings, with one of the most famous being the Winged Victory of Samothrace. Most other winged deities in the Greek pantheon had shed their wings by Classical times. Nike is the goddess of strength, speed, and victory. Nike was a very close acquaintance of Athena and is thought to have stood in Athena's outstretched hand in the statue of Athena located in the Parthenon. Victory or Nike is also one of the most commonly portrayed figures on Greek and Roman coins.
RA43284. Billon antoninianus, RIC V-2 24, EF, weight 4.149 g, maximum diameter 23.8 mm, die axis 0o, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, 283 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR CARVS AVG, helmeted, radiate and cuirassed bust right; reverse VICTORIA AVGG (victory of the two emperors), Victory standing left on globe holding wreath in right and palm frond in left, flanked by captive on each side, A left; bold, some silvering intact; rare; SOLD










OBVERSE| LEGENDS|

DEOETDOMINOCAROINVIC
DIVOCARO
DIVOCAROAVG
DIVOCAROPARTHICO
DIVOCAROPIO
DIVOCAROPERS
IMPCARVSPFAVG
IMPCMAVRCARVSAVG
IMPCMAVRCARVSPFAVG
IMPCMAVRKARVSPFAVG


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Milani, L. Il ripositglio della Venèra, Monete romane della seconda meta del terzo secolo. (Rome, 1880).
Pink, K. "Der Aufbau der Römischen münzprägung in der Kaiserzeit: VI/2. Carus und Söhne" in Numismatische Zeitschrift 80 (1963).
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