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Carinus Antoninianus

000_4617.jpg000_4615.jpg000_4618.jpg000_4613.jpgCarinus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 283-285, struck at Ticinum as Caesar AD 282-283, RIC 182, RSC 97, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Carinus facing right, M AVR CARINVS NOB C, Reverse:  Carinus standing left, holding a globe in his right hand and a spear in his left, a bound captive at this feet, PRINCIPI IVVENTVT, either T or Gamma in exergue followed by XXI (any enlightenment on that appreciated), glossy and toned coin with attractive reddish highlights, sharp portrait of Carinus, detailed emperor and captive on the reverse with the globe looking like it’s going to leap out at you with its high relief, full and clear legends on both sides with the exception of M AVR on the obverse, though very clearly legible, a beautiful coin that my photography doesn’t do full justice to, Asking price:  $135 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page) 

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Carinus Antoninianus

000_1916.JPG000_1914.JPG000_1913.JPG000_1911.JPG000_1910.JPG000_1909.JPG000_1908.JPG000_1906.JPG000_1905.JPG000_1904.JPG000_1903.JPG000_1902.JPG000_1901.JPGCarinus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 283-285, struck at Rome AD 284, RIC 239,  22 mm, 3.7 gms, Obverse: radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Carinus facing right, IMP CARINVS PF AVG, Reverse: Aequitas standing facing, her head left, holding scales in her right hand and cradling a cornucopia in her left arm, AEQVITAS AVGG, KAZ in exergue, lustrous coin with dark and even lovely, lovely toning, with the luster of the portrait and, especially, Aequitas, shimmering a bit through it (hard to describe, but beautiful indeed), this characteristic hard to photograph: the toning is somewhat darker than the photos show, superb portrait of Carinus with a great beard, exquisitely detailed Aequitas on the reverse, full and sharp legends on both sides of the coin with the exception of NV in CARINVS ever so slightly softly struck, well centered and struck coin that is just gorgeous, graded EF/Near FDC by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, and an exceptional example of this issue of Carinus’s, Asking price: $345 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)000_1900.JPG

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Carinus Antoninianus

000_9110.JPG000_9109.JPG000_9108.JPG000_9107.JPG000_9106.JPG000_9105.JPG000_9102.JPG000_9101.JPG000_9100.JPG000_9099.JPG000_9098.JPG000_9095.JPGCarinus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 283-285, minted at Rome, RIC V 264, 22 mm, 3.23 gms, Obverse: radiate and cuirassed bust of Carinus facing right, IMP CARINVS P F AVG, Reverse: Mercury standing left, holding a purse and a caduceus, KA(crescent)(Delta) in exergue, the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased this coin grades it Good VF and remarks of it: “Weakness in cuirass and exergue. Excellent reverse detail.” Wonderful portrait of Carinus, indeed an excellent reverse, full and sharp legends on both sides of the coin, very, very attractive chocolate brown/jade toning throughout the coin, very lovely example of this coinage of Carinus, and sharper in hand than my photography shows (this coin bedeviled me a bit when it came to capturing it with my camera), Asking price: $165 includes priority shipping and insurance000_9094.JPG

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Carinus Antoninianus

000_8976.JPG000_8975.JPG000_8973.JPG000_8970.JPG000_8969.JPG000_8968.JPG000_8966.JPG000_8965.JPG000_8964.JPG000_8962.JPG000_8961.JPG000_8960.JPGCarinus Antoninianus, Augustus AD 283-285, struck at Antioch, RIC 325, Obverse: radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Carinus facing right, IMP C M AVR CARINVS P F AVG, Reverse: Jupiter (or as I’ve observed more likely, Carinus’s father, the emperor Carus), standing left, holding a long scepter, presenting Victory perched on a globe to Carinus, who is holding a short scepter, VIRTVS AVGG, B between them, XXI in exergue, very lustrous coin with clear and very pretty golden highlights, superb portrait of Carinus with a hirsute face that I envy no end, very detailed father and son on the reverse, full and sharp legends on both sides of the coin, I suppose very technically the obverse could be said to be just a tiny tad off center, but portrait and legend are all on the flan, reverse well centered, a lovely, lovely coin, crisp and pin sharp, an exceptional example from my researches of this issue of Carinus’s, a gem, Asking price: $325 includes priority shipping and insurance000_8959.JPG

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Carinus Antoninianus

000_5282.JPG000_5281.JPG000_5280.JPG000_5279.JPG000_5278.JPG000_5277.JPG000_5274.JPG000_5273.JPG000_5272.JPG000_5270.JPG000_5269.JPG000_5268.JPG000_5267.JPG000_5265.JPG000_5264.JPG000_5263.JPG000_5262.JPG000_5261.JPG000_5260.JPG000_5259.JPG000_5258.JPG000_5257.JPG000_5256.JPGAD 283-285, struck at Lugdunum AD 283, RIC-V-2-214-C,  20.7 mm, 3.86 gms, Obverse: radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Carinus facing right, IMP CM AVR CARINVS AVG, Reverse: Carinus standing right, holding a spear and globe, SAECVLI FELICITAS, D in the right field below the globe.  I can do no better than quote the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased this coin, and who graded it EF: “Well centered and struck with a considerable amount of original silvering. Quite attractive.” Lovely and detailed coin indeed, with a superbly bearded and sharply detailed portrait of Carinus, and his figure on the reverse is exceptionally well struck, full and clear legends on both sides with the exception of some letters in FELICITAS on the reverse not fully struck up, but clearer in hand, a lovely coin with its golden brown toning and silvering,  Asking price: $265 includes priority shipping and insurance000_5255.JPG

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Carinus Antoninianus

000_4051.JPG000_4050.JPG000_4049.JPG000_4047.JPG000_4046.JPG000_4045.JPG000_4044.JPG000_4043.JPG000_4042.JPG000_4041.JPG000_4040.JPG000_4036.JPG000_4034.JPG000_4033.JPG000_4032.JPG000_4031.JPG000_4030.JPG000_4029.JPG000_4027.JPG000_4026.JPGAD 283-285, minted at Lugdunum, RIC 150,  21.2 x 22.5mm, 4.37 gms, Obverse: radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Carinus facing right, CARINVS NOBIL CAES, Reverse: Carinus standing half-right, holding a scepter and a globe, PRINCIPI IVVENTVT, C in the left field, a beautiful, beautiful coin with a glossy brown patination, superb and detailed portrait, equally superb and detailed reverse, full and clear obverse and reverse legends, a slightly browner patina than my photography shows, the reputable dealer from whom I purchased the coin and who grades it Good Extremely Fine states of it,  “This is an absolutely stunning coin when viewed in the hand.”  I heartily concur, a real beauty indeed that is well struck and centered,  Asking price: $285 includes priority shipping and insurance000_4025.JPG

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