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Antoninianus with bust of Carinus, struck under Carus

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Obverse: Radiate, cuirassed bust of Carinus to left, shield on left arm, spear in right hand. CARINVSNOBILCAES Reverse: Carinus standing with spear in left hand and globe on right. PRINCIPIIVVENTVT in field at left: C


By date unknown: said to be L. P. Messenger Collection (Glendining auction, 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, October 1951, lot 220); by 1953: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London; May 1953: purchased from A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd. by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 282




Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 4.28 gm. Die Axis: 5

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