BILLON ANTONINIANUS OF CARINUS, ROME, AD 282.

BILLON ANTONINIANUS OF CARINUS, ROME, AD 282.

120.00

Obverse:  M AVR CARINVS NOB CAES, adiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Carinus facing right.

Reverse: PIETAS AVGG, Emblems of the priestly colleges (lituus, knife, jug, simpulum and sprinkler) variously arranged, mint mark KA and officina mark Z (=7) in ex.

RIC: 155. Sear: 12296. [Rome, AD 282].

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 3.6 g.

A superb billon antoninianus of Carinus, struck in AD 282 during the four or five months he bore the junior title of Caesar under his father Carus. The reverse depicting the various emblems of the priestly colleges. The coin is in excellent condition, struck on a large flan with sharp details and much of its original silvering remaining. A scarce coin with an interesting reverse. 

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