Emperor Carus

Carus coinMarcus Aurelius Carus was born in 230 and was educated in Rome and eventually rose to become a senator. He then served in the army before the emperor Probus appointed prefect of the Praetorian guard in 282. Once Probus was killed by his soldiers, a clear path was left for Carus to rule over the empire, though never formally returning to Rome.

He had two sons, Carinus and Numerian who received the title of Caesar from their father. With this newly found power, Carinus was left in charge of the western regions of the empire and Numerian followed his father on an expedition against the Persians. There were many battles to avenge former defeats of the Romans against the Sassanids spread over several eastern regions and the victories earned Carus the title of Persicus Maximus.

His death was to come soon after a violent storm, records recount that his death was a result of disease, a lightening strike or a wound that had been received during a previous campaign. He was succeeded in 283 by his son Numerian.

Buy an Emperor Carus Ancient Roman Coin

Magnia Urbica Wife of Carus AE Antoninianus Juno Peacock RIC 341 Very Rare
Magnia Urbica Wife of Carus AE Antoninianus Juno Peacock RIC 341 Very Rare
$308.00
Time Remaining: 8d 22h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $308.00
Divus Carus AE Antoninianus CONSECRATIO Flaming Decorated Altar Rome Scarce
Divus Carus AE Antoninianus CONSECRATIO Flaming Decorated Altar Rome Scarce
$176.00
Time Remaining: 13h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $176.00
Carus Antoninianus 282 283 AD Rare 2 year Emperor Carinus Receiving Victory
Carus Antoninianus 282 283 AD Rare 2 year Emperor Carinus Receiving Victory
$185.00
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $185.00
FORVM aEF Divo Carus Pio Silvered Antoninianus Lugdunum Consecratio Eagle Rare
FORVM aEF Divo Carus Pio Silvered Antoninianus Lugdunum Consecratio Eagle Rare
$230.00
Time Remaining: 29d 15h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $230.00
Carus 282 283 AD Bi Aurelianianus Ticinum Mint NGC Graded XF
Carus 282 283 AD Bi Aurelianianus Ticinum Mint NGC Graded XF
$245.00
Time Remaining: 23d 23h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $245.00

Share and Enjoy:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • Sphinn
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Mixx
  • Google Bookmarks
  • StumbleUpon