NN5 Lot 185 - Divo Nigriniano, son of Carinus Antoninianus circa 284-285
Divo Nigriniano, son of Carinus Antoninianus circa 284-285, Æ 22.5mm., 4.31g. DIVO NIGRINIANO Radiate half bust right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Eagle standing facing with spread wings, head l. In exergue, KAA. C 2. RIC 472.
Very Rare. An enchanting portrait struck on a very broad flan. Green patina with some silvering. Extremely fine.
The coinage of Nigrinian, the son of Carinus who died in childhood, is limited to gold aurei (which are exceedingly rare) and billon Aurelianianii, which, despite the large finds from this period, are still rare and elusive. We are fortunate that this piece combines a pristine state of preservation with a truly remarkable ‘heroic bust type, making it among the most desirable of the surviving examples of his coinage.