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Live auction - brm_549937 - CARACALLA Denier

CARACALLA Denier MS
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 150 €
Maximum bid : 151 €
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 14:47:44
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 212
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,34 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur flan idéalement centré des deux côtés avec le grènetis quasi complet. Superbe revers, finement détaillé. Petite fissure à 7h. La monnaie a conservé une partie de son coupant d’origine. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS PIVS - AVG BRIT.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Caracalla à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Antoninus Pius Augustus Britannicus”, (Antonin pieux auguste britannique).

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR P XV COS III P P.
Reverse description : Hercule nu debout à gauche, tenant une branche d'olivier de la main droite et une massue avec la peau de lion de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate quintum decimum Consul tertium Pater Patriæ” (Grand pontife, revêtu de la quinzième puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la troisième fois, Père de la Patrie).

Commentary


Rubans de type 2.

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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