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bpv_566820 - CARACALLA Assarion

CARACALLA Assarion XF
80.00 €(Approx. 87.20$ | 66.40£)
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Type : Assarion
Date: c. 196-198
Mint name / Town : Hadrianopolis, Thrace
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 4,09 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire idéalement centré. Joli revers. Fine usure régulière. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste drapé et cuirassé, tête nue de Caracalla à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : M AUR ANTONEI.
Obverse translation : (Marc Aurèle Antonin).

Reverse


Reverse description : Serpent enroulé à droite.
Reverse legend : ADRIAN-OPOLEIT//WN.
Reverse translation : (d’Hadrianopolis.

Commentary


Portrait inhabituel. Ptéryges fines sous le plaudamentum.

Historical background


CARACALLA

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

Caesar (27/05/196-04/198)

Caracalla was born April 4 188 in Lyon. This is the eldest son of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna. On 27 May 196, it is created Caesar by his father who has broken with Clodius Albinus. After the defeat of Albin near Lyons, 19 February 197, he received the title of prince of youth and pontiff. Caracalla was appointed in April august 198 before the great Parthian victory.

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