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DIVUS NIGRINIAN. Circa 285 AD. Antoninianus (3.36 g). Rome mint. Radiate, half-length bust right / Eagle standing facing, head left; KAA. RIC V 472 variety (unrecorded bust type). EF, black patina with some spots of red on the high points and some green within the devices. Choice! Ex Ars Classica XVIII (10 October 1938), lot 476; Weber Collection (Hirsch 1909), lot 2444. Nigrinian was the son of Carinus and except for an inscription mentioning him as the grandson of Carus, is unknown to history except through his coins. Nigrinian died at a very young age in 284 AD before he had been elevated to the rank of Caesar, and all of his coins, aurei and antoniniani, were struck posthumously.

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