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Carinus

January 19, 2010

Marcus Aurelius Carinus, Roman Emperor, AD 283-84, elder son of Carus who placed him over the western provinces of the Empire. Having won some successes against German tribes he handed over command to his legates and went off to enjoy himself in Rome. On the death of Carus he succeeded to the throne jointly with his brother Numerianus , but in the following year he was assassinated (very soon after his brother) by some of his own officers during a battle against Diocletian on the River Margus, in Moesia.

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