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E-auction 57-25804 - CARACALLA Hexassaria

CARACALLA Hexassaria XF/VF
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Estimate : 225 €
Price : 47 €
Maximum bid : 65 €
End of the sale : 19 May 2014 16:25:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Hexassaria
Date: 213-216
Mint name / Town : Serdica, Thrace
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 18,46 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et épais, bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Caracalla. Faiblesse de frappe au revers. Usure importante et régulière. Patine marron superficielle
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste barbu, lauré drapé et cuirassé de Caracalla à gauche, vu de trois quarts en arrière, tenant une javeline de la main droite vu en avant, le bouclier sur l’épaule gauche.
Obverse legend : AN-TWNEINOS - AUT K. M. AURH, (Antwneinos Autokrator Kaisar Markos Aurhlios).
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Marc-Aurèle Sévère Antonin).

Reverse


Reverse description : Tyché (Providentia) coiffée du calathos, drapée, tenant un gouvernail de la main droite placé sur un globe et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : OULPIAS -SERDIKHS, (Ulpias Serdikhs).
Reverse translation : (Ulpia Serdique).

Commentary


Rubans de type 2. Revers inhabituel. Ptéryges larges. Bouclier orné d’un motif central.

Historical background


CARACALLA

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

August (4/02/211-8/04/217)

After the murder of Geta, Caracalla was the decree "Memoriae damnatio" his brother. The "Constitution Antoniniana" was promulgated in 212. All inhabitants of the Empire became Roman citizens. The following year, he began a campaign in Germany and won many victories over the Germans, and the Goths Iapyges. He received the title of "Germanicus". The end of the reign was marked by 215 monetary reform and the creation of the Antoninianus. Caracalla began a final campaign against the Parthians. He was assassinated after celebrating his vicennalia.

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