Son of Carus, he was elevated to Caesar, and ten to co Augustus with his father and elder brother Carus. Numerian was with Carus in the East when his was killed and proclaimed Emperor by the troops. On his return he died in mysterious circumstances and during the confusion Diocletian, the commander of the bodyguard, had himself proclaimed emperor
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Silvered bronze antoninianus issued AD 283.
Obv: IMP C M AVR NVMERIANVS NOB C, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right.
Rev: VIRTVS AVGGG, Jupiter on right handing Victory on globe to Emperor, star above, Δ below (XXI in ex.).
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