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Roman Empire

Ruler: Magnia Urbica -wife of Carinus
Reigned: (Carinus) Augustus 283-285 AD
Denomination: AE Antoninianus/Aurelianus
Mint: Rome
Date of Issue: 284-285 AD
Obverse: Diademed and draped bust of empress, right, with crescent behind shoulders. "MAGN VRBICA AVG"
Reverse: Venus standing left, holding helmet in right hand and resting on sceptre, shield at feet to left. "VENVS VICTRIX".
Mint marks:
Reference: RCVM 12424, RIC V.2 343
Weight: 4.0 gms
Diameter: 20.5 mm

Magnia Urbica

History has recorded nothing about this empress, though it is clear she was the wife of Carinus and possibly the mother of Nigrinian. Her fate after the murder of her husband in 285 is unknown.

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