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E-auction 172-106928 - CARACALLA Assarion

CARACALLA Assarion XF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 15 €
Maximum bid : 15 €
End of the sale : 01 August 2016 15:16:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Assarion
Date: c. 200-211
Mint name / Town : Marcianopolis, Mésie Inférieure
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,68 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Caracalla à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AUT K M AUR - ANTWNEINOS.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Antonin).

Reverse


Reverse description : Telesphorus debout de face.
Reverse legend : MARKIANO-POLITWN, (Markianopolitwn).
Reverse translation : (de Marcianopolis).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Variante de légende de droit.

Historical background


CARACALLA

(27/05/196-8/04/217) Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Co-emperor with Septimius Severus (04/198-209)

Caracalla was appointed in April august 198 before the great Parthian victory. In 202, he married the daughter of the praetorian prefect Plautianus, Plautilla, which will be relegated three years later. In 204, begins the celebration of the Secular games. Severus tries to impose the image of the new dynasty. Caracalla celebrates decennalia in 207 and accompanied his father in Africa. He then joined his father in Britain at the end of the year 208 when the Roman armies are experiencing their first success.

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