Carus Emperor of the Roman Empire from 282 to 283.
Marcus Aurelius Carus Augustus was Roman Emperor from 282 to 283. During his short reign, Carus fought the Germanic tribes and Sarmatians along the Danube frontier with success. He brought stability in the empire and died in 283 aged 61.

During his campaign against the Sassanid Empire, he sacked their capital Ctesiphon, but died shortly thereafter. Some sources claim that he died after being struck by lightning, others a wound sustained against the Persians.

He was succeeded by his sons Carinus and Numerian, creating a dynasty which, though short-lived, granted further stability to a resurgent empire.
Carus
(1) Carus
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An BL Antoninianus struck AD 283 in Antioch
Obverse: IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: VIRTVS AVGG, Carus standing right, receiving Victory from Jupiter, standing left; star over S in field, XXI in exergue

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 4.7 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 124, Sear 12188
(2) Carus
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An BL Tetradrachm struck 282-283 AD in Alexandria
Obverse: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; A K M A KA_POC CEB

Reverse: eagle standing right, wreath in beak, palm over shoulder; L_A

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 9.1 g
29 Aug 282 - 28 Aug 283 AD
Milne 4670, Curtis 1903, Geissen 3159, BMC Alexandria 2442, SNG Cop 946, Emmett 3999; Kampmann/Ganschow 113.1.
(3) Carus
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An AE Antoninianus struck X 282 AD in Siscia
Obverse: radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG

Reverse: Carus standing left, wearing military dress, holding globe and spear, receiving wreath from female standing right; RESTITVT OR_BIS / * / II / XXI

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.67 g
Siscia pre emission, X 282 AD
RIC V 106
(4) Carus
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An AE Antoninianus struck end 284 AD in Lugdunum
Obverse: radiate head right; DIVO CARO PIO

Reverse: eagle standing left, head right; CONSECRATIO / II

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.2 g
Lugdunum 10th emission, end 284 AD
RIC V 29; Lyon 623; Pink VI/2, p. 24
(5) Carus
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An BL Tetradrachm struck 282-283 AD in Alexandria
Obverse: A K MA KAPOC CEB / laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right

Reverse: Dikaiosyne standing left holding scales & cornucopiae, LA

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 7.29 g
Potin Tetradrachm
Geissen 3161, Dattari 5565; Sear5 12197. Milne 4660, Emmett 3996