Carus

Reece Period attributed: Period 14

Obverse image of a coin of Carus

Member of the Third Century Emperors dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 282 until 283.

Marcus Aurelius Carus was born in 244 at Narbo. He was a highly popular military man and leader of the Praetorian Guard when he usurped power from Probus in 282. He immediately raised his two sons, Numerian and Carinus, to the rank of Caesar.

Carus entrusted Carinus, now also Augustus, with government and set out with Numerian for the East. They were highly successful, but Carus died in his tent in the middle of the campaign. The exact circumstances are unclear; supposedly the tent was struck by lightning, though some suggest one of his officers did him in.

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Record: BERK-C6FB9E
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A silver-washed copper alloy radiate of&nb…
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Record: NARC-4E4757
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A pierced copper alloy radiate of Carus (…
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Record: NMS-003A90
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Copper alloy radiate of Divus Carus, datin…
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Record: WILT-8297C8
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A copper-alloy Roman radiate of Carus (AD
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