Carus was the Praetorian Prefect of Probus and on Probus' death, which Carus may have played a role in, he was proclaimed Emperor. He resolved immediately to finish the Persian war that Probus was planning, and left his elder son Carinus in charge of the West and took his younger son Numerian with him on campaign. Carus was believed to have been killed by lightning after initial successes against the Persians
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Billon tetradrachm issued AD 282/283.
Obv: A K M A KAPOC CEB, Laureate draped bust right.
Rev: L A, Dikaiosyne (Aequitas) standing left holding scales and cornucopiae.<
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