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Coins of Rome about Parthia:
Carus (A.D. 282-283)

Under Carus (with one son, Carinus, left to look after the west and another, Numerian, with him in the East), Carus died in A.D. 284 during the war, Numerian was murdered on the way back and Carinus assassinated, leaving Diocletian in power.


Coins in the Name of Carus

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Catalog Denom Inscription Reverse Type

Carus  A.D. 282-283

NAC 24, lot 222 aureus IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG / ORIENS CARI AVG Sol standing L, holding whip in L hand and raising R hand; in exergue, crescent
Calico 4262a aureus DIVO CARO PARTHICO / CONSECRATIO AVG eagle stand. facing on globe, head R, wings spread; legend around
RIC 48
Cohen 17
anton DIVO CARO PERS / CONSECRATIO eagle stand. R, head L, wings spread; in exergue [K]A dotted-crescent A (where KA is Greek number 21, and the dotted-crescent A is the officina)
CGB Monnaies
VII, lot 363
anton DIVO CARO PARTHICO / CONSECRATIO AVG eagle stand., L head R, wings spread, before eagle letter A; in exergue SMSXXI
RIC 108 anton DIVO CARO PARTHICO / CONSECRATIO eagle stand. R on globe, head L, wings spread; A in field R; in exergue XXI
RIC 111 anton DIVO CARO PARTHICO / CONSECRATIO AVG altar (posthumous issue); in exergue SMSXXIA
RIC 111 variant anton DIVO CARO PARTHICO / CONSECRATIO AVG altar (posthumous issue); A in field R; in exergue SMSXXI

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