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Bronze Coin of Emperor Numerian - LC.345
Origin: Mediterranean
Circa: 283 AD to 284 AD
Weight: 4.1Grams
Collection: Roman Coins
Medium: Bronze

Location: UAE
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Obverse: IMP C M AVR NVMERIANVS P F AVG; Radiate and Cuirassed Bust of Numerian Facing Right

Reverse: VIRTVS AVGG; Emperor Standing Right, Receiving Victory on Globe from Jupiter Standing Left; XXI (in exergue)

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. - (LC.345)


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