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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

Provenance

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

Credit Line

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

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 282

Mint

Lugdunum

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1998.557

Medium or Technique

Billon

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins