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bpv_538018 - CARACALLA Demi-unité

CARACALLA Demi-unité AU
225.00 €(Approx. 245.25$ | 186.75£)
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Type : Demi-unité
Date: c. 211-217
Mint name / Town : Berytus, Phénicie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,82 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré,un peu court sur les légendes. Belle tête de Caracalla. Belle représentation du revers. Jolie patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP M AVR SEV ANTON AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Caracalla à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus Augustus”, (L’empereur Marc Aurèle Sévère Antonin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : COL I-VL - A-VG FEL// BER.
Reverse description : Poseidon debout de face, le pied gauche posé sur une proue, tenant un trident de la main droite et relevant son vêtement ; à droite, une statue de Nikè posée sur une colonne la couronnant ; le tout dans un temple tétrastyle orné d’un fronton triangulaire orné d’un disque et d’acrotères ; escalier à quatre marches.
Reverse translation : “Colonia Iulia Augusta Felicia Berytus”, (Colonie Julia Augusta heureuse de Beyrouth).

Commentary


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire de l’American Numismatic Society (Sawaya, Berytos, p. 59, n° 1428, A/ 293 - R/ 587, pl. 26-27).Reinterprétation du revers grâce à la pièce (bpv_538117).

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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