Carinus

283 - 285 A.D.

Carinus became Caesar along with his brother Numerian soon after their father, Carus, arrived to the throne. When war broke out with the Persians, Carus elevated both sons and all three held the same title. Carus took Numerian along with him to war and both perished leaving him as the sole surviving emperor. He was a hated emperor with sources citing unprovoked murders within the Senate and various sadistic practices. Soon a usurper arose, Diocletian, whom he confronted in battle and just as he seemed to emerge victorious he was slain by one of his own soldiers who had an unrelated score to settle with him.

Aureus

Unlisted Aureus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARINVSNOBC, laureate and cuirassed bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder
Rev: VICTORIAEAVGG, Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm.


AE Antoninianus

RIC 150, Cohen 92 AE Antoninianus Obv: CARINVSNOBILCAES, radiate and cuirassed bust left, holding scepter over right shoulder, shield emblazoned with head of Medusa on left arm
Rev: PRINCIPIIVVENTVT, Carinus standing right, holding globe in right hand, reversed spear in left.


RIC 156, Cohen 75 AE Antoninianus Obv: MAVRCARINVSNOBC. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PIETASAVGG. Pontifical implements.


RIC 158, Cohen 83 AE Antoninianus Obv: MAVRCARINVSNOBCAES - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: PRINCIPIIVVENT Exe: SKA; Emperor standing left holding scepter.


RIC 178, Cohen 20 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPMAVRCARINVSPFAVG. Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CLEMENTIATEMP. Emperor standing right, holding scepter and receiving Victory from Jupiter (or Carus) standing left, holding sceptre between them.


RIC 206, Cohen 177 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARINVSNOBC Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVGG. Prince standing right, holding scepter and receiving globe with Victory from Jupiter standing left, holding scepter. Lot sold for $58 11/8/01.


RIC 214a, Cohen 120 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARINVSAVG; Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: SAECVLIFELICITAS; Emperor standing right, holding spear and globe. "D" in right field.


RIC 243a, Cohen 11 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARINVSAVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AETERNITAVG Exe: KAΓ - Aeternitas standing left, holding phoenix on globe and raising robe.


RIC 248f, Cohen 14 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARINVSPFAVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AETERNITAVG; Aeternitas standing left, holding phoenix on globe and raising robe.


RIC 256v, Cohen 37 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARINVSPFAVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GENIVSEXERCITI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae. Lot sold for $275 1/16/02.


RIC 295 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARINVSPFAVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FELICITPVBLICA Exe: TXXI; Felicitas standing left, legs crossed, leaning on column, holding caduceus in right hand.


RIC 323, Cohen 21 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARINVSPFAVG - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: CLEMENTIATEMP; Emperor standing right, holding scepter and receiving Victor from Jupiter.


RIC 326 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARINVSPFAVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVGG Exe: A/XXI; Jupiter presenting Victory to Carinus.