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Aureus with bust of Carinus

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Obverse: Bust of Carinus, laureate, draped, and cuirassed, right. IMPCMAVRCARINVSAVG Reverse: Venus standing left holding Victory and apple. VENERI VICTRICI

Provenance

By 1935: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 284

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 5.35 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

35.2003

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins