Coin Catalogue

Numerian 283 – 284 A.D.

Son of Carus and brother of Carinus, Numerian’s brief stint as emperor started when he along with his father set out for war against the Sassanians in Persia (Iran). Under mysterious circumstances Carus was incinerated in his tent just prior to the military encounter of the two armies. The official explanation was that the tent had been stricken by lightning but this has been interpreted as much too convenient. As the battle was called off and the army was returning Numerian, too, was found dead in his quarters. This time a hasty investigation was started and the Praetorian Prefect, a certain Aper, was found guilty and killed on the spot by Diocletian. He then proclaimed himself emperor and renounced Carinus. With the suspicious death of Numerian the report of Carus’s death made for a more compelling story that the Prefect had had a hand in their deaths. It is likely that Diocletian had engineered a sophisticated conspiracy using Aper as the central pawn and then scapegoat.

 

AU Aureus


RIC 373, Calico 4303 Aureus Obv: IMPCMAVRNVMERIANVSNOBC – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONSERVATAVGGG Exe: SMA – Sol standing left, holding globe and raising hand. 283 (Antioch).



RIC 381, Calico 4307 Aureus Obv: IMPCMAVRNVMERIANVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ORIENSAVGG – Sol standing right, raising hand and holding globe.



RIC 405, C 93 Aureus Obv: IMPNVMERIANVSAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VENERIVICTRICI – Venus standing left, holding Victory and globe. 283-284 (Rome). $8,000 1/13/03.



RIC 408 Aureus Obv: IMPNVMERIANVSAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVGG – Hercules standing right, leaning on club, with lion’s skin, on rock. c.284 (Rome).



Unlisted Aureus Obv: IMPNVMERIANVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGG – Victory standing right on globe, holding wreath in extended right hand, palm over left shoulder. 284 (Lugdunum).


AE Antoninianus


RIC 195 Antoninianus Obv: IMPNVMERIANVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: ORIENSAVGG – Sol advancing left, right hand raised, left holding whip. $22 11/7/01.



RIC 355v, C 40 Antoninianus Obv: MAVRNVMERIANVSNOBC – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ORIENSAVGG – Radiate and draped bust of Sol right.



RIC 360c, C 66 Antoninianus Obv: MAVRNVMERIANVSC – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PRINCIPIIVVENT – Numerian standing left, holding wand over globe and scepter.



RIC 361c, C 76 Antoninianus Obv: MAVRNVMERIANVSNOBC – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PRINCIPIIVVENTVT – Numerian standing left, holding baton and scepter. 282-283 (Rome). $13 4/10/04.



RIC 362, C 77 Antoninianus Obv: MAVRNVMERIANVSC – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PRINCIPIIVVENT – Numerian standing left, holding wand over globe and scepter. 282-283 (Rome).



RIC 366c, C 69 Antoninianus Obv: MAVRNVMERIANVSNOBC – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PRINCIPIIVVENTVT – Prince standing left, holding baton and scepter. 282-283 (Ticinum).



RIC 377f, C 104 Antoninianus Obv: MAVRNVMERIANSVSNOBC – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVGG Exe: /XXI or over /XXI – Numerian standing right on left, receiving Victoy on globe from Jupiter to right, holding scepter. 282-283 (Antioch).



RIC 380f, C 111 Antoninianus Obv: MAVRNVMERIANSVSNOBC – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVGG Exe: TR/XXI or over TR/XXI – Numerian standing right on left, receiving globe from Jupiter to right, holding scepter. 282-283 (Tripolis).



RIC 388f, C 22 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCNVMERIANVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MARSVICTOR – Mars advancing right holding spear and trophy. (Lugdunum).



RIC 394, Bastien 554 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCNVMERIANVSAVG – Bust radiate cuirassed left, holding spear over shoulder and shield, Medusa head on shield.
Rev: PAXAVG – Pax standing left. 284 (Lugdunum). $150 9/24/03.



RIC 395, C 49 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCNVMERIANVSAVG – Radiate and cuirassed bust left, holding scepter over shoulder and shield emblazoned with head of gorgoneion.
Rev: PAXAVG – Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter. 283-284 (Lugdunum).



RIC 396 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCNVMERIANVSAVG – Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PIETASAVGG – Pietas standing right before altar, right hand raised, left holding box of perfumes. (Lugdunum).



RIC 410f, C 16 Antoninianus Obv: IMPNVMERIANVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVIVICTORIA – Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on a globe and scepter; eagle at feet left. 283-284 (Numerian).



RIC 412, C 37 Antoninianus Obv: IMPNVMERIANVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ORIENSAVGG – Sol, radiate and advancing left holding right hand up in salute, in other hand he holds a whip. 283-284 (Rome).



RIC 413, C 54 Antoninianus Obv: IMPNVMERIANVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: PIETASAVGG – Mercury standing left, holding purse and caduceus.



RIC 416f Antoninianus Obv: IMPNVMERIANVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PIETASAVGG – Mercury standing left, holding purse and caduceus.



RIC 423a Antoninianus Obv: IMPNVMERIANVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: VNDIQVEVICTORES – Emperor holding globe and scepter with two bound captives at feet.



RIC 423c Antoninianus Obv: IMPNVMERIANVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VNDIQVEVICTORES – Emperor holding globe and scepter with two bound captives at feet.



RIC 423f Antoninianus Obv: IMPNVMERIANVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VNDIQVEVICTORES – Emperor holding globe and scepter with two bound captives at feet. 283-284 (Rome). $9 1/21/03.



RIC 444a, C 79 Antoninianus Obv: IMPNVMERIANVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: PRINCIPIIVVENTVT – Emperor standing left, holding baton and scepter. $36 5/16/02.



RIC 447c, C 81 Antoninianus Obv: IMPNVMERIANVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: PROVIDENTAVGG – Annona standing left, holding moedius and sowing seeds. 283-284 (Ticinum).



RIC 447f, C 81 Antoninianus Obv: IMPNVMERIANVSPFAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PROVIDENTAVGG – Providentia standing left, holding corn ears over modius and a cornucopia. 283-284 (Ticinum). $21 5/21/02.



RIC 460a, C 15 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCNVMERIANVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: FIDESEXERCITAVGG – Fides seated left, holding. 283-284 (Siscia).



RIC 460c, C 15 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCNVMERIANVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FIDESEXERCITAVGG – Fides seated left, holding. 283-284 (Siscia).



RIC 460f, C 15 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCNVMERIANVSPFAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FIDESEXERCITAVGG – Emperor and Carinus sacrificing at altar and holding two ensigns. $36 6/17/02.



RIC 461a, C 122 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCNVMERIANVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VOTAPVBLICA – Emperor and Carinus sacrificing at altar and holding two ensigns.



RIC 463, C 8 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCNVMERIANVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CLEMENTIATEMP – Numerian standing right, holding scepter and receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left, holding long scepter.



RIC 467, C 110 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCNVMERIANSVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVGG – Jupiter and Numerian facing. Jupiter presents Victory on a globe.


AE Antoninianus (Posthumous)


RIC 424, C 10 Antoninianus Obv: DIVONVMERIANO – Radiate head right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO – Eagle standing to the front, its head turned left and wings spread, the tips of which are pointed downward. 284-285 (Rome). $21 2/25/03.


AE Quinarius


RIC 435, C 53 Quinarius Obv: IMPNVMERIANVSAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVGG – Pax advancing left, holding branch and scepter. 282-284 (Rome).


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