Antoninianus with bust of Carinus, struck under Carus

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

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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