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Aureus with bust of Carus

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Obverse: bust of Carus, draped, cuirassed, and laureate, to the right IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG Reverse: Victory standing on globe, holding wreath in outstretched right hand, palm branch in left VICTORIA AVG


By date unknown: Clarence S. Bement (1843-1923) Collection, Philadelphia; by 1924: with Naville & Cie, Lucerne, Switzerland (Auction 8, The Clarence S. Bement Collection of Greek and Roman Coins, June 25ff., 1924, lot 1427); purchased by Victor Adda (1885-1965) at Naville & Cie Auction 8, thence by descent; by 1984: with Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd., 8 King Street, St. James's, London SW1Y 6QT, England (Auction [Highly Important Ancient Coins: The Property of a Lady], October 9, 1984, lot 140); by 1991: with Bank Leu Numismatics Ltd., In Gassen 20 CH 8001, Zürich, Switzerland (Auction 52 [Greek and Roman Coins from a Distinguished American Collection, May 15, 1991, lot 258); by 2004: with Leu Numismatik AG, In Gassen 20 CH 8001, Zürich, Switzerland (Auction 91, May 10, 2004, lot 658); 2004: purchased by Michael C. Ruettgers; June 17, 2009: gift of Michael C. Ruettgers to MFA

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Gift of Michael C. Ruettgers

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 282




Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.31 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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