Coin Catalogue

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 entertained in every sordid vice he could indulge without any care of the welfare of anyone else. His brief reign recalled all the hated excesses of Gallienus of some twenty years before. In fact, Gibbon, the most famous Roman historian, summarizes that “…he displayed to the Romans the extravagancies of Elagabalus, aggravated by the cruelty of Domitian.” 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.




AU Aureus


RIC 188, C 50 Aureus Obv: MAVRCARINVSNOBCAES – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
Rev: MARSVLTOR – Mars advancing right, holding spear and shield. c.282 (Siscia).



RIC 189, C 114 Aureus Obv: MAVRCARINVSNOBCAES – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
Rev: ROMAEAETERNAE – Roma seated left, holding wreath and scepter. 282-283 (Siscia).



RIC 190, C 139 Aureus Obv: MAVRCARINVSNOBCAES – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVG – Victory standing left on globe, holding wreath and trophy over shoulder. 282-283 (Siscia).



RIC 201, Calico 4387 Aureus Obv: MAVRCARINVSNOBCAES – Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: VICTORIACAESARIS Exe: K – Victory riding biga left, holding wreath and palm. 282 (Cyzicus).



RIC 233, C 160 Aureus Obv: IMPCARINVSPFAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVG – Hercules standing right, resting hand on hip and holding club with lion skin on rock. 283-285 (Rome).



RIC 312, C 133 Aureus Obv: IMPCCARINVSPFAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGG – Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. 283-284 (Siscia).



Unlisted Aureus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARINVSNOBC – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAEAVGG Exe: SMA – Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm. $5,000 1/16/02.



Unlisted Aureus Obv: IMPCARINVSPFAVG – Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, holding scepter with eagle atop.
Rev: VICTORIAAVG – Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. November 284 (Rome).



Unlisted Aureus Obv: CARINVSETNVMERIANVSAVGG – Carinus laureate bust right over Numerian laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGG – Victory advancing right, holding trophy in both hands. [See RIC 332, same type but for Denarius]. 283-284 (Lugdunum).




AE Medallion


Unlisted RIC, Gnecchi 2 Bronze Medallion Obv: IMPCMAVRCARINVSPFAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MONETAAVGG – Three Monetae standing, facing, each holding a scales and cornucopia. $4,335 11/20/00.




AE Antoninianus


RIC 150, C 92 Antoninianus Obv: CARINVSNOBILCAES – Radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding scepter over shoulder and shield.
Rev: PRINCIPIIVVENTVT – Carinus standing left, holding globe and spear.



RIC 152, C 117 Antoninianus Obv: CARINVSNOBILCAES – Radiate bust left, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
Rev: SAECVLIFELICITAS – Carinus standing right, holding spear and globe. 282-283 (Lugdunum).



RIC 152c, C 115 Antoninianus Obv: CARINVSNOBILCAES – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SAECVLIFELICITAS – Carinus standing right, holding spear and globe. 282-283 (Lugdunum).



RIC 156, C 75 Antoninianus Obv: MAVRCARINVSNOBC – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PIETASAVGG – Sacrificial implements.



RIC 158, C 83 Antoninianus Obv: MAVRCARINVSNOBCAES – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PRINCIPIIVVENT – Carinus standing left, holding standard and scepter. $42 5/16/02.



RIC 161c, C 91 Antoninianus Obv: MAVRCARINVSNOBC – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PRINCIPIIVVENTVT – Carinus standing left, holding globe and scepter. $11 3/26/03.



RIC 182c, C 98 Antoninianus Obv: MAVRCARINVSNOBC – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PRINCIPIIVENTVT Exe: XXI – Carinus standing left, holding globe and spear; seated captive to left.



RIC 197f, C 89 Antoninianus Obv: MAVRCARINVSNOBCAES – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PRINCIPIIVVENT – Carinus standing left, holding scepter and spear. 282 (Siscia). $22 2/13/03.



RIC 198v Antoninianus Obv: MAVRCARINVSNOBCAES – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PRINCIPIIVVENT Exe: /XXIT – Carinus standing left, holding scepter and spear; two standards to right. [RIC lists for cuirassed bust right].



RIC 202, C 19 Antoninianus Obv: IMPMAVRCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CLEMENTIATEMP – Carinus standing right on left, holding scepter and receiving Victory from Jupiter to right, holding scepter.



RIC 206f, C 177 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARINVSNOBC – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVGG – Carinus standing right on left, holding scepter and receiving Victory from Jupiter to right, holding scepter. $5 9/20/03.



RIC 212c, C 8 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARINVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AEQVITASAVGG – Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. $41 9/12/03.



RIC 214c, C 120 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARINVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SAECVLIFELICITAS – Carinus standing right, holding spear and globe.



RIC 215 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding scepter over shoulder and shield.
Rev: SAECVLIFELICITAS – Carinus standing right, holding spear and globe. 283-285 (Lugdunum).



RIC 216, Bastien 602 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARINVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SALVSAVGG – Salus standing right, holding and feeding snake. 284 (Lugdunum).



RIC 238c, C 8 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARINVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AEQVITASAVGG – Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. $19 4/19/03.



RIC 243c, C 11 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARINVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AETERNITAVGG Exe: KA – Aeternitas standing left, holding phoenix on globe and raising skirt. 284-285 (Rome)..



RIC 244f, C 10 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AETERNITAVGG Exe: KA – Aeternitas standing left, holding phoenix on globe and raising skirt. 284-285 (Rome).



RIC 247c, C 16 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARINVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AEQVITASAVGG – Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. 284-285 (Rome).



RIC 248f, C 14 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AETERNITAVGG Exe: KA – Aeternitas standing left, holding phoenix on globe and raising skirt. $33 4/1/04.



RIC 250, C 26 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FIDESMILIT – Fides standing, facing, holding standard in each hand. $3 1/11/03.



RIC 251f, C 31 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FIDESMILITVM – Fides standing, facing, holding standard in each hand. 284-285 (Rome).



RIC 253c, C 28 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FIDESMILITVM Exe: KA – Fides standing, facing, holding standard in each hand. 284-285 (Rome).



RIC 254c, C 39 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GENIVSEXERCITI Exe: KAA – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.



RIC 256v, C 37 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GENIVSEXERCITI – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. $275 1/16/02.



RIC 257f, C 44 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVIVICTORI – Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and scepter; eagle to left. 284-285 (Rome).



RIC 258f, C 45 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVIVICTORI – Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and scepter; eagle to left.



RIC 261f Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LAETITIAFVND Exe: KAΓ – Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and rudder.



RIC 262f Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ORIENSAVG Exe: KA(stigma) – Sol advancing left, raising hand and holding whip.



RIC 264f, C 72 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PIETASAVG – Mercury standing left, holding purse and caduceus. 284-285 (Rome). $20 3/6/03.



RIC 272c, C 19 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVTIAVGG – Hercules standing right, resting hand on club and holding bow with lion skin. 284-285 (Rome). $65 1/29/03.



RIC 295c, C 24 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FELICITPVBLICA Exe: XXI – Felicitas standing left, leaning on column and with legs crossed, holding caduceus. $42 6/6/02.



RIC 298c, C 34 Antoninianus Obv: Obv: IMPCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FORTVNAREDVX – Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia. 284-285 (Ticinum). $29 3/31/03.



RIC 302c Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PRINCIPIIVENTVT Exe: XXI – Carinus standing left, holding globe and spear; seated captive to left.



RIC 303c, C 111 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PROVIDENTAVGG Exe: XXI – Providentia standing left, holding grain ears over modius and cornucopia. 283-284 (Rome).



RIC 314f, C 41 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSER – Carinus standing right on left, receiving globe from Jupiter to right. 283-285 (Siscia). $29 3/15/03.



RIC 315f, C 194 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VOTAPVBLICA Exe: SMSXXI – Carinus and Carus standing, facing each other, sacrificing over altar; two standards in background..



RIC 315v Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VOTAPVBLICA Exe: SMSXXI – Carinus and Carus standing, facing each other, each sacrificing over altar and holding a standard. [RIC lists only for a radiate, cuirassed bust right type for this issue].



RIC 323a, C 21 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: CLEMENTIATEMP Exe: /XXI – Carinus standing right on left, receiving Victory from Jupiter to right, holding scepter.



RIC 324a, C 20 Antoninianus Obv: IMPMAVRCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CLEMENTIATEMP Exe: /XXI – Carinus standing right on left, receiving Victory from Jupiter to right, holding scepter.



RIC 326f(var.) Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVGG Exe: A/XXI – Carinus standing right on left, receiving Victory from Jupiter to right, holding scepter. [RIC only recognizes an exergue of B over XXI for this listing].



RIC 329, C 184 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVGG – Carinus standing right on left, receiving globe from Jupiter on right, holding scepter. 283-285 (Antioch).




AE Denarius


Unlisted Denarius Obv: IMPCARINVSPFAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGG Exe: SMS – Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm; at foot, seated captive to left. 283-285 (Siscia). $1,150 5/21/03.


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