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Carinus

M. Aurelius Carinus
Augustus (AD 283-285)  |  De Imperatoribus Romanis entry

The eldest son of Carus was elevated to Caesar and then co Augustus with his father. He was left with the responsibility for governing the West while his father and brother fought the Persian War. After Carus and Numerian died the Eastern army had proclaimed Diocletian emperor. Carinus brought the Western army to face him in AD 285, but was defeated


Obverse Legends on coins depicting Carinus

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Coins of Carinus currently available

Carinus
Bronze antoninianus issued AD 284.
Obv: IMP M AVR CARINVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right.
Rev: CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor standing receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter (XXI in ex.).
Good Fine/Fair   |   AUD $45.00
Carinus
Bronze antoninianus issued AD 284.
Obv: IMP M AVR CARINVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped bust facing right.
Rev: CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor receiving Victory on a globe from Jupiter, Δ below (XXI in ex.).
Fine-Very Fine   |   AUD $50.00