Ancient Roman and Greek Coins:
Carus 282 - 283 Antoninianus, Ticinum 1. officina
Obverse: IMP CARVS PF AVG cuirassed bust, radiate head r.
Reverse: . PAX EXERCITI Pax standing left, holding
standard left. and olive-branch r. exergue: PXXI
RIC V, 75
Carus (Latin: Marcus Aurelius Carus Augustus; c. 222 – July or August 283)
was Roman Emperor from 282 to 283, and was 60 at ascension. 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. He was succeeded by his sons Carinus and Numerian, creating a dynasty which, though short-lived, granted further stability to a resurgent empire.
Campaign against the Sassanids and Death:
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