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 Posted 10/19/2019  10:51 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Thought I'd share this recent acquisition....Lovely looking coin in hand...
Carus AE Antoninianus.AD282-283
Obverse..IMP C M AVR CARVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse..PAX AVGG, Pax standing left, holding branch and transverse sceptre; B in left field.
RIC V-2, 13; Sear 12173.
As we know he died suddenly whilst on campaign against the Sassanid king Barham II, and is said to have been struck by lightning. Ironically the obverse of the coin shows a ray of silver wash flashing down to the head of Carus 'SPOOKY'...
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 Posted 10/19/2019  3:59 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coin Paul, interesting family of emperors.
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 Posted 10/20/2019  09:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice looking coin with sharp detail, Paul.


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...is said to have been struck by lightning. Ironically the obverse of the coin shows a ray of silver wash flashing down to the head of Carus 'SPOOKY'...


That is a neat coincidence.
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 Posted 10/20/2019  11:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Eddop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice Lugdunum coin, 4th emission beginning 283
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 Posted 10/20/2019  3:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the comments guys...
@Eddop..Great to have that extra bit of info appreciated ....


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interesting family of emperors.

Your right Ron...Its not an area I'd read up on much but now will certainly pick up coins of his sons Carinus and Numerian...


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That is a neat coincidence.

Thats what I thought Bob....Maybe it was just his fate...
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 Posted 10/21/2019  12:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice pick-up
My Collections:
Roman Imperial
http://goccf.com/t/348979
Japan Type set Tokugawa + Modern
http://goccf.com/t/348999
Indo Sassanian
http://goccf.com/t/322087
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