Antoninianus - Numerian MARS VICTOR; Mars

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Numerian (283-284)
Carinus (283-285)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 283-284
Value Antoninianus = 2 Denarii (2)
Currency Antoninianus, Reform of Caracalla (AD 215 – 301)
Composition Silver
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 298428
Numista (https://numista.com)
References RIC V.2# 386a,
Percy H Webb, Harold Mattingly, Edward Allen Sydenham; 1933. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 5.2. Marcus Aurelius Probus – Maximian (AD 276–310). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.5.car.386
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Bust of Numerian, radiate, draped, right.

Lettering: IMP C M AVR NVMERIANVS AVG

Translation:
Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Numerianus Augustus.
Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar Marcus Aurelius Numerian, emperor (Augustus).

Reverse

Mars, walking right, holding spear in right hand and trophy in left hand.

Lettering:
MARS VICTOR
C/-//-

Translation:
Mars Victor.
Mars, the victorious.

Mint

Lugdunum, Gaul, modern-day Lyons, France (15 BC–AD 78; 196–197; 274-413)

Comments

Source:
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (283-284)  "(rev. C)" in right field;
ND (283-284)  "C" in field;
ND (283-284)  "C" in right field;

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