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Coin Portraying Emperor Carus

A work made of billon.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of billon.

Date:

282-283

Artist:

Roman, minted in Alexandria, Egypt

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the deified Emperor Carus, facing right and wearing a crown of laurels.

On the back (reverse) a flaming altar is shown with an inscription on its base.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Coin Portraying Emperor Carus

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

282 CE–283 CE

Medium

Billon

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 7.71 g

Credit Line

Gift of Robert L. Grover

Reference Number

1983.1159

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