Tetradrachm of Carus - ROM2011_11731_79


Tetradrachm of Carus

Medium:Struck billon (debased metal alloy)
Geography: Mint of Alexandria, Egypt
Date: 282-283 AD
Period: Reign of Carus, Roman Imperial period
1.91 cm, 7.65 g
Object number: 910.160.146.1
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Imperial Roman coinage

Marcus Aurelius Carus was Augustus (emperor) from 282 to July or August 283.

A coin made of "billon" is ostensibly a coin of precious metal (silver or gold) but which is greatly debased with copper or copper-alloy.

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