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RIC Obverse Reverse Mint Emporer Emporer Notes Image
13F IMP C M AVR CARVS AVG, Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust right PAX AVGG, Pax standing left holding olive branch and sceptre Lugdunum Carus Ex. B in left field

24mm, 4.45gr, Die 15.

3th emission Nov-Dec 282.
13F IMP C M AVR CARVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right PAX AVGG, Pax standing left holding olive branch and sceptre Lugdunum Carus Ex. B in left field

22mm, 4.3gr, Die 30.

4th emission beginning 283
150C CARINVS NOBIL CAES Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right PRINCIPI IVVENTVT Prince standing left, globe in right hand, spear in left Lugdunum Carinus Ex. C in left field

25mm, 3.3gr, Die 180
150C CARINVS NOBIL CAES Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right PRINCIPI IVVENTVT Prince standing left, globe in right hand, ensign in left. Lugdunum Carinus Ex. C in the left field.

21mm, 3.65mm, Die 180.

Bastien 515.
150F CARINVS NOBIL CAES Radiate and cuirassed bust left with sceptre over left shoulder and shield with head of gorgon. PRINCIPI IVVENTVT, Carinus standing right, holding globe in right hand, reversed spear in left hand. Lugdunum Carinus C in left field.

22mm, 3.5gr, Die 180.
150F2 CARINVS NOBIL CAES Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right with sceptre over left shoulder PRINCIPI IVVENTVT Prince standing left, globe in right hand, spear in left. Lugdunum Carinus Ex. C in left field

21mm, 3.0gr, Die 0
152 F2 CARINVS NOBIL CAES Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right with sceptre over left shoulder SAECVLI FELICITAS Carinus standing right with globe and spear Lugdunum Carinus Ex. D in right field

22mm, 3.85gr, Die 180

3th emission Nov. 282
Bastien 493
152C CARINVS NOBIL CAES, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right SAECVLI FELICITAS, Carinus standing right, holding spear and globe Lugdunum Carinus Ex. D in right field

22mm, 3.8gr, Die 195

2nd emission
152C CARINVS NOBIL CAES Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right SAECVLI FELICITAS Carinus standing right with globe and spear Lugdunum Carinus Ex. Retrogarde D in right field.

21mm, 3.95gr, Die 0
152F CARINVS NOBIL CAES,Radiate and cuirassed bust left, holding Sceptre over shoulder and Shield with head of Gorgon SAECVLI FELICITAS, Carinus standing right, holding spear and globe Lugdunum Carinus Ex. D retrogarde in right field.

22mm, 3.6 gr, Die 180.

Bastien 495.
152F CARINVS NOBIL CAES, Radiate and cuirassed bust left, holding sceptre over shoulder and shield with head of gorgon. SAECVLI FELICITAS, Carinus standing right, holding spear and globe Lugdunum Carinus Ex. D in left field

22mm, 3.6gr, Die 195

Bastien 492.
152F2 CARINVS NOBIL CAES, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right sceptre over left shoulder SAECVLI FELICITAS, Carinus standing right, holding spear and globe Lugdunum Carinus Ex. retrogarde D in right field.

23.5mm, 3.24gr, Die 180

3th emission Nov-Dec 282.
15C IMP C M AVR CARVS.P.F.AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia st.left holding globe and sceptre. Lugdunum Carus Ex.none

21mm, 3.0gr, Die 180.

1th emission Sept. 282.

Bastien 446
15C IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right. PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia st.left holding globe and sceptre Lugdunum Carus Ex.none

21mm, 3.68gr, Die 180.

1th emission Sept. 282.
15F IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right with Paludamentum on the left shoulder PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia st.left holding globe and sceptre. Lugdunum Carus Ex. none

21mm, 3.7gr, Die 180.

1th emission Sept. 282.

Bastien Not
16C IMP C M AVR CARVS.P.F.AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. SALVS AVG, Salus standing right, feeding serpent held in arms Lugdunum Carus Ex. D in left field.

22mm, 4.33gr, Die 180.

1th emission Oct.282
Bastien 463.
17C IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right SECVRITAS PVBLICA, Secvritas st. left leaning on column holding spear Lugdunum Carus Ex. none

21mm, 3.3gr, Die 15.

1th emission Dec.282
Bastien 448.
20F IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right VICTORIA AVG, Victoria st.left holding wreath and palm Lugdunum Carus Ex. A in left field.

23mm, 4.1gr, Die 0.

second emission Oct.282, sole-reign.
212C IMP C M AVR CARINVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right AEQVITAS AVGG Equity standing left, holding scales & cornucopia Lugdunum Carinus Ex. A in right field

23mm, 3.7gr, Die 180
213F IMP CARINVS.P.F.AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust left, holding Sceptre over shoulder and Shield with head of Gorgon AEQVITAS AVGG, Equity standing left, holding scales & cornucopia Lugdunum Carinus Ex. A in right field.

23mm, 3.5gr, Die 180.

6th emission Beginning 284,

Bastien 552.
214C IMP C M AVR CARINVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right SAECVLI FELICITAS Carinus standing right, holding spear and globe Lugdunum Carinus Ex. D in right field

22mm, 3.4gr, Die 210

6th Emission 283-284

Bastien 548
215H2 IMP CARINVS.P.F.AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle SAECVLI FELICITAS, Carinus standing right, holding spear and globe Lugdunum Carinus Ex. D in right field.

22mm, 3.7gr, Die 180.

6th emission beginning 284

Bastien 568
216C IMP C M AVR CARINVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right SALVS AVGG Salus standing right, feeding serpent held in arms. Lugdunum Carinus Ex. D in right field.

22mm, 3.0gr, Die 195.
216C IMP C M AVR CARINVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right SALVS AVGG Salus standing right, feeding serpent held in arms. Lugdunum Carinus Ex. D/LVG

22mm, 3.4gr, Die 195

7th emission beginning 284.
217C IMP CARINVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right SALVS AVGG, Salus standing right, feeding serpent held in arms. Lugdunum Carinus Ex. D in right field

23mm, 3.3gr, Die 195

Bastien 604, 8th emission.
219C IMP C M AVR CARINVS AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right VICTORIA AVGG, Victory advancing left holding wreath & palm Lugdunum Carinus Ex. A in left field.

22mm, 4.00gr, Die 0.

6th emission Dec. 283.
Bastien 531.
21F IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right VICTORIA AVGG, Victoria st.left holding wreath and palm. Lugdunum Carus Ex. A in left field.

23mm, 3.7gr, Die 180.

4th emission 283, Bastien 498.
220C IMP CARINVS.P.F.AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right VICTORIA AVGG Victoria walking left, holding wreath and palm Lugdunum Carinus Ex. A in left field

22mm, 3.2gr, Die 180

Bastien 612, dots
220C IMP CARINVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right VICTORIA AVGG Victoria walking left, holding wreath and palm Lugdunum Carinus Ex. A in left field.

22mm, 2,2gr, Die 180.

9th emission summer 284.
Bastien 613.
220G IMP CARINVS.P.F.AVG, Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left holding spear and shield. VICTORIA AVGG, Victory advancing left holding wreath & palm Lugdunum Carinus Ex. A in left field.

23mm, 3.02gr, Die 0.

summer 284, 9th emission.

Bastien 610. dots
223C IMP C M AVR CARINVS AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus standing right, holding spear and parazonium, foot on helmnet. Lugdunum Carinus Ex. A in right field

22mm, 3.1gr, Die 195

Bastien 592, 8th emission early 284.
223C IMP C M AVR CARINVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus st. right, holding Spear and Parazonium, foot on Helmnet. Lugdunum Carinus Ex. A in right field/LVG

23mm, 4.4gr, Die 0.

7th emission beginning 284, Bastien 577.
223C var. IMP C M AVR CARINVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus st. right, holding Sceptre and Parazonium, foot on Helmnet. Lugdunum Carinus Ex. A in right field/LVG

23mm, 4.4gr, Die 0.

7th emission beginning 284, Bastien 577 var.(sceptre instead of spear)
24F IMP C M AVR CARVS AVG,Radiate and cuirassed bust right VICTORIA AVGG, Victoria standing left on Globe, holding wreath and palm between two captives. Lugdunum Carus Ex. A in left field

23mm, 4.1gr, Die 0

Bastien 502, 4th emission
24Fvar. IMP C M AVR CARVS AVG, Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust right. VICTORIA AVGG, Victoria st.left om Globe, holding wreath and palm between two captives. Lugdunum Carus Ex. A in left field.

21.5mm, 3.75gr, Die 0.

3th emission Nov-Dec 282.

Bastien 474
25G VIRTVS CARI AVG, Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield VICTORIA AVGG, Victory holding wreath and palm, stg left on Globe between two captives Lugdunum Carus Ex. A in left field

21mm, 3.2gr, Die 30

3th emission Nov-Dec 282.

Bastien 475
27C IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG,Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right VIRTVS AVG, Soldier st. right holding spear and leaning on shield Lugdunum Carus Ex. none

22mm, 4.2gr, Die 180

1th emission sept.283

Probus portrait, Bastien 455
27C IMP C M AVR CARVS. P. F. AVG,Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right VIRTVS AVG, Soldier st. right holding spear and leaning on shield Lugdunum Carus Ex. none

24mm, 3.6gr, Die 200

1th emission sept.283

Dots between the titels
29K DIVO CARO PIO Radiate head right CONSECRATIO Eagle standing left, looking right Lugdunum Carus Ex. I

21mm, 3.95gr, Die 180

10th emission end 284
29K DIVO CARO PIO Radiate head right CONSECRATIO Eagle standing left, looking right Lugdunum Carus Ex. III

22mm, 3.1gr, Die 180

10th emission end 284.
29K DIVO CARO PIO Radiate bust right CONSECRATIO Eagle standing left, looking right Lugdunum Carus Ex. IIII

21mm, 3.5gr, Die 0

10th emission end 284.
29K DIVO CARO PIO Radiate head right CONSECRATIO Eagle standing left, looking right Lugdunum Carus Ex. No mintmark.

21mm, 3.2gr, Die 0

10th emission end 284.
29K DIVO CARO PIO, Radiate bust right CONSECRATIO, Eagle standing left, looking right Lugdunum Carus Ex. II

21mm, 3.7gr, Die 180.

10th emission end 284.
337A MAGNIA VRBICA AVG, Diad. & dr. bust r on crescent VENVS GENETRIX , Venus standing left, holding apple and sceptre. Lugdunum MagniaUrbica Ex. D in left field.

22mm, 3.9gr, Die 180.

4 officina, 9th issue
353C M AVR NVMERIANVS NOB C, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right with spear and trophy Lugdunum Numerianus Right field: retro C

4.3gr, 25mm, Die 180.

4th emission beginning 283
353C M AVR NVMERIANVS NOB C, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right with spear and trophy Lugdunum Numerianus Right field: C

3.7gr, 21.5mm, Die 0.

4th emission beginning 283
354A M AVR NVMERIANVS CAES, Radiate and draped bust right. MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right with spear and trophy Lugdunum Numerianus Right field C.

23mm, 3.3gr, Die 345

4th emission beginning 283
356C M AVR NVMERIANVS NOB C, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. PRINCIPI IVVENTVT, Prince st.left holding Globe and Scepter Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. C in left field.

22mm, 3.8gr, Die 0

4th emission beginning 283.
384F IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right FELICITAS AVGG, Felicitas stg. L, legs crossed, leaning on column, holding caduceus Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. B in left field LVG

22mm, 3.7gr, Die 0

7th. emission beginning 284

Bastien 569
384F IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right FELICITAS AVGG, Felicitas stg. L, legs crossed, leaning on column, holding caduceus Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. B in left field

23mm, 3.0gr, Die 0

8th. emission beginning 284

Bastien 595
384F9 IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right FELICITAS AVGG, Felicitas stg. L, legs crossed, leaning on column, holding caduceus Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. B in left field

223mm, 3.6gr, Die 0

8th. emission beginning 284

Bastien 595
386A IMP C M AVR NVMERIANVS AVG Radiate and draped bust right MARS VICTOR Mars advancing right with spear and trophy. Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. Retrogarde C in right field.

23mm, 3.75gr. Die 15.

6th emission beginning 284
386A IMP C M AVR NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate and draped bust right MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right with spear and trophy. Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. C in right field.

23mm, 4.2gr, Die 180.

6th emission beginning 284


388F IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right with spear and trophy Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. C in right field

22mm, 3.7gr, Die 180

6th emission beginning 284
Bastien-544
389F IMP NVMERIANVS AVG Bust radiate cuirassed l., holding spear over shoulder and shield, Medusa head on shie MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right with spear and trophy Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. C in right field

24mm, 3.8gr, Die 210

6th emission beginning 284

Bastien-564
389F9 var. IMP NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right, holding sceptre over left shoulder MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right with spear and trophy Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. C in right field.

22mm, 3.1gr, Die 180.

6th emission 283-284.Bastien 565
391B IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust right PAX AVG Pax standing left holding olive-branch and sceptre. Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. B in left field

22mm, 3.1gr, Die 0

6th emission 283-284, Bastien 540
393A IMP C M AVR NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate and draped bust right PAX AVGG, Pax st. left holding olive-branch and sceptre Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. A in right field.

22mm, 3.4gr, Die 180.

6th emission, Bastien 534.
Not In Ric with A
393A var. IMP C M AVR NVMERIANVS AVG Radiate and draped bust right PAX AVGG Pax standing left holding olive-branch and sceptre Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. A in right field.

22mm, 3.4gr. Die 180.

6th emission 283-284
Bastien 534
393C IMP C M AVR NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right PAX AVGG, Pax st. left holding olive-branch and sceptre. Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. B in right field

24.5mm, 5.0gr, Die 0

Bastien 541,6th emission, dubble-struck
394F IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG Bust radiate cuirassed l., holding spear over shoulder and shield, Medusa head on shield PAX AVGG Pax standing left holding olive-branch and sceptre. Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. B in left field.

23mm, 3.8gr, Die 0.
394F IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG Radiate & cuirassed bust right PAX AVGG Pax standing left holding olive-branch and sceptre. Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. B in right field

23mm, 3.4gr, Die 180

6th emission,
394F IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right with sceptre over left shoulder PAX AVGG Pax standing left holding olive-branch and sceptre. Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. B in left field.

22mm, 3.1gr, Die 255.

6th emission, Bastien 555.
394F IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG Radiate & cuirassed bust right PAX AVGG Pax standing left holding olive-branch and sceptre. Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. B in left field

22mm, 3.3gr, Die 0

6th emission,
394F var. IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG Radiate & cuirassed bust right PAX AVGG Pax standing left holding olive-branch and sceptre. Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. B in right field

22mm, 3.5gr, Die 190

6th emission
395F IMP NVMERIANVS AVG Bust radiate cuirassed l., holding spear over shoulder and shield, Medusa head on shie PAX AVGG Pax standing left holding olive-branch and sceptre. Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. B in left field.

20mm, 2.3gr, Die 180.

Bastien 557
395F9 IMP NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right with sceptre over left shoulder PAX AVGG Pax standing left holding olive-branch and sceptre. Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. B in left field.

24mm, 3.4gr, Die 345.

6th emission

Bastien 558
396F IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG Radiate & cuirassed bust right PIETAS AVGG Pietas standing right, before altar. Right hand raised, left hand holding box of perfumes. Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. C in left field/LVG

20mm, 3.3gr, Die 180.

7th. emission beginning 284.
396F IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG Radiate & cuirassed bust right PIETAS AVGG Pietas standing right, before altar. Right hand raised, left hand holding box of perfumes. Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. C in left field.

22mm, 2,85gr, Die 0
396F IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG Radiate & cuirassed bust right PIETAS AVGG Pietas standing right, before altar. Right hand raised, left hand holding box of perfumes. Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. B in left field/LVG

23mm, 3.3gr, Die 195
396F IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right PIETAS AVGG Pietas standing right, before altar. Right hand raised, left hand holding box of perfumes. Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. C in left right field/LVG

22mm, 3.8gr, Die 180

7th. emission beginning 284.

Bastien 583.
397F IMP NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right. PIETAS AVGG, Pietas st. right, before Altar, right hand raised, left holding box of Perfume Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. C in left field.

21mm, 3.6gr, Die 0

8th emission 1th quarter 284.
Bastien 598.
397F IMP NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right. PIETAS AVGG, Pietas st. right, before Altar, right hand raised, left holding box of Perfume Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. C in right field.

20mm, 3.72gr, Die 180

8th emission 1th quarter 284.
Bastien 600.
397F var. IMP NVMERIANVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust right PIETAS AVGG Pietas standing right, before altar. Right hand raised, left hand holding box of perfumes or globe Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. B in left field.

20mm, 3.4gr, Die 30.

B is unlisted in RIC.
397F9 var. IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right with sceptre over left shoulder PIETAS AVGG, Pietas st. right, before Altar, right hand raised, left holding box of Perfume. Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. C in left field

23mm, 4.1gr, Die 180.

8th emission, q1 284.
Not in Ric with sceptre
399F IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right VIRTVS AVGG, Emporer galloping right, riding down and spearing one enemy. Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. B in right field.

23mm, 2.85gr, Die 0

9th emission 284
400F IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right VIRTVS AVGG, Mars standing left holding Victory and Spear. Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. C in left field.

21,5mm, 2.95gr, Die 0

9th emission 284, Bastien 616C.
400F IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right VIRTVS AVGG, Mars st. left holding Globe in right hand, scepter in left hand. Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. C in left field.

24,0mm, 3.69gr, Die 0

9th emission 284, Bastien 615C.
6F IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right AEQVITAS AVGG, Aeqvitas stg. l. holding scales and cornucopiae Lugdunum Carus Ex. A in right field

22mm, 3.6gr, Die 180

4th emission 283, Bastien 505
8F IMP C M AVR CARVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right AEQVITAS AVGG, AEQVITAS st. left, holding scales and cornucopiae. Lugdunum Carus Ex. A in right field.

22mm, 2.9gr, Die 0

4th emission 283, Bastien 506.
Not in RIC IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right. B PRINCIPI IVVENTVT, Prince standing left, globe in right hand, sceptre in left. Lugdunum Numerianus Left field, C.

21mm, 3.6gr, Die 180.

Rare Hybrid: Obverse Numerian as Augustus from the 6th issue, Reverse 4th issue for a caesar.
Not in RIC IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right. B PACATOR ORBIS, Emporer standing right holding sword and shield,attacking a fallen enemy Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. C

23mm, 3.14gr, Die 180

9th emission 284.
Not in RIC IMP C M AVR CARVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right. B VICTORIA AVG, Victoria st.left, holding wreath and palm Lugdunum Carus Ex. A in left field

22mm, 4.3gr, Die 0

2nd emission Oct, 282. Bastien 457, 3 ex.
Not in RIC IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right with sceptre over left shoulder. F9 FELICITAS AVGG, Felicitas stg. L, legs crossed, leaning on column, holding caduceus Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. B in left field/LVG

23mm, 4.5gr, Die 15

7th emmision beginning 284.

Bastien 570.
Not in RIC M AVR CARINVS NOB CAES, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS Lugdunum Carinus Ex. C in the left field.

21mm, 3.7mm, Die 345.

Unlisted, unusual obverse title for Lugdunum, principi ivventvtis unknown for this dynasty.
Not in RIC. IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate , consular bust right seen from front holding eagle tipped scepter(scipio).H MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right with spear and trophy. Lugdunum Numerianus Ex. C in right field.

23mm, 4.4gr, Die 0.

6th emission 284. COS I

Bastien 562