Carinus

Reece Period attributed: Period 14

Obverse image of a coin of Carinus

Member of the Third Century Emperors dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 283 until 285.

Marcus Aurelius Carinus was Carus’ elder son. He became Augustus on his father’s accession and was left in charge of the Western empire. After the mysterious deaths of both Carus and Numerian, Carinus found himself sole emperor. Soon, the eastern army proclaimed Diocletian emperor and he marched towards Rome, whence Carinus marched out against him.

Carinus campaigned successfully in Britain and had almost defeated the upstart Diocletian when past misdeeds caught up with him. He had reportedly seduced the wives of many of his officers, and one such officer killed the emperor. All the troops went over to Diocletian, who condemned the memories of Carus, Numerian, and Carinus.

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  • Preferred label: Carinus
  • Full names:
    • Caesar Marcus Aurelius Carinus Augustus (as emperor)
    • Marcus Aurelius Carinus (from birth to elevation to Caesar);
    • Caesar Marcus Aurelius Carinus (as Caesar);
    • Carinus
  • Title: Consul of the Roman Empire
  • Predecessor: Carus
  • Successor: Diocletian
  • Definition: Carinus (Latin: Marcus Aurelius Carinus Augustus; died 285) was Roman Emperor from 283 to 285. The elder son of emperor Carus, he was first appointed Caesar and in the beginning of 283 co-emperor of the western portion of the empire by his father. Official accounts of his character and career have been filtered through the propaganda of his successful opponent, Diocletian.
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