Carinus - Augustus of Imperium Romanum from 283 to 285
Marcus Aurelius Carinus Augustus was Roman Emperor from 283 to 285. The elder son of emperor Carus, he was first appointed Caesar and in the beginning of 283 co-emperor of the western portion of the empire by his father.

He fought with success against the Germanic Quadi tribes, but soon returned to Rome, where he celebrated the annual ludi Romani on a scale of unexampled magnificence.

After the death of his father Carus, the army in the east demanded to return to Europe, and his brother Numerian was forced to comply. During a halt at Chalcedon, Numerian was found dead. Diocletian, commander of the body-guards, claimed that Numerian had been assassinated, and he was proclaimed emperor by the soldiers.

Carinus and Diocletian met in battle, and during the battle Carinus was assassinated by a tribune whose wife he had seduced.
Emperor Carinus of the Roman Empire

(1) Carinus 283-284 AD
AE Antoninianus Unknown mint
Obverse: IMP CARINVS PF AVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: FELICIT PVBLICA - Felicitas standing left, leaning on column and with legs crossed, holding caduceus
Ref: None provided
(2) Carinus 283-284 AD
Obverse: laureate cuirassed bust right; A K M A KA_PINOC CEB
Reverse: eagle standing between two standards, head right, holding wreath in beak; L B / *
Ref: Milne 4728, Curtis 1915, Geissen 31...
(3) Carinus 284-285 AD
Obverse: laureate, cuirassed bust right; A K M A KA_PINOC CEB
Reverse: Nike right, holding wreath and palm?; ETOVC Γ
Ref: Milne 4738, Curtis 1926, BMC Alexan...
(4) Carinus 282 A.D.
Obverse: M AVR CARINVS NOB CAES, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Reverse: PRINCIPI IVVENTVT, Prince standing left, holding globe and spear.
Ref: RIC 158; Cohen 103.
(5) Carinus 285 AD
Obverse: IMP CARINVS PF AVG / Radiate and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: AEQVITAS AVG / Equity standing left, holding scales & cornucopia. Ex. KAυZ
Ref: None provided
(6) Carinus early 285 AD
Obverse: radiate, cuirassed bust right; IMP CARINVS P F AVG
Reverse: Mercury standing left, holding purse and caduceus; PIETAS AVG / KA crescent Δ
Ref: RIC 264, Cohen 72