Aureus with bust of Carus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 282


Mint: Lugdunum

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.48 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

1996.106

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Carus, laureate and draped, to the right. IMPCMAVRCARVSPFAVG
Reverse: Providentia standing left, globe in her right hand, long staff in her left.
PROVIDE NTIAAVG

Provenance

By 1994: with Tkalec AG, Limmatquai 48, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland (Tkalec auction, Haus zum Rüden, Limmatquai 42, CH-8001 Zurich, October 28, 1994, lot 315); by 1996: with Leu Numismatik AG, In Gassen 20, Zurich, Switzerland (Leu auction 65, Hotel Savoy-Baur en Ville, May 21-22, 1996, lot 470); purchased at the Leu auction on behalf of MFA by Leu Numismatik AG; purchased by MFA from Leu Numismatik AG, June 26, 1996

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour