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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2243
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Carus; Rome
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  282-283
Metal:  Billon
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  3.82
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Haines 1912. Ex Rev. E. A. Sydenham Collection, 1935.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Carus, wearing radiate crown and beard, cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Soldier, in military attire and helmeted, standing facing l., leaning on shield with r. and spear in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C M AVR CHRVS P F AVG (Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Carus Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: VIRTVS AVGG (Imperial Courage). In Exergue: ΓKA

Bibliography:  RIC V 45

Notes:  In accordance with RIC, the ΓKA in the exergue of the reverse is a mintmark indicating Rome.

3 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Carus
Roman

283
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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