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Bronze Antoninianus of Emperor Numerian - C.4687
Origin: Mediterranean
Circa: 283 AD to 284 AD

Collection: Roman Coins
Medium: Bronze

Location: United States
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Obverse: IMP C M AVR NVMERIANVS PF AVG; Radiate, Draped, and Cuirassed Bust of the Emperor Facing Right

Reverse: CLEMENTIA TEMP; Numerian, Standing on the Left, Receiving Victory on a Globe from Jupiter, Standing on the Right, Holding a Spear

Numerian was the younger son of Emperor Carus. He was elevated to Caesar by his father in 282 and accompanied him on his campaign against the Persians. When Carus died in 283, Numerian was named Augustus and Emperor of the East. His brother, Carinus, became Emperor of the West. Unfortunately Numerian’s reign was short-lived and he died a year later, possibly during a visit to Emesa. His staff apparently tried to conceal his death for as long as possible. When it was discovered, his successor had the prefect Aper, Numerian’s closest adviser, executed on suspicion of murder. - (C.4687)


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