An aureus of Carinus with an exceptional pedigree to the mid 19th century
Lot 364
Carinus, 283-285. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 5.87 g, 7 h), Siscia, 283. IMP C M AVR CARINVS P F AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Carinus to left, seen from behind, holding spear in his right hand and shield, decorated with winged horse galloping left, on his left shoulder. Rev. ORIENS AVGG Sol, radiate and nude but for chlamys, standing front, head to left, raising his right hand in salute and holding globe in his left; in field to right, star. Calicó 4350 (same dies). Cohen 59. S. Estiot: L'atelier de Siscia sous les règnes de Carus, Carin et Numérien, in: NZ 122/123 (2017), 36.2 (this coin, CinA3/R44). Mazzini pl. LXV, 59 (this coin). Pink VI/2 p. 46. RIC 310. Very rare. A beautiful coin with an impressive bust type and a very long history. Plugged hole at 11 o'clock on the obverse and with minor scratches on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.

From the collection of Regierungsrat Dr. iur. Hans Krähenbühl, ex Kunst & Münzen 2, 29-31 May 1969, 249 and Hess-Leu 19, 12-13 April 1962, 498, and from the collections of Ing. G. Mazzini (1883-1961), Prof. Giorgio Giorgi, Ratto, 26-29 January 1955, 1076, F. Trau, Gilhofer & Ranschburg and A. Hess, 22 May 1935, 3194, Marquis Léonel de Moustier (1817-1869), Hoffmann, 17 June 1872, 3459 and Joseph Calasanz, Ritter von Arneth (1791-1863).
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