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Live auction - brm_606431 - CARACALLA Denier

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Estimate : 480 €
Price : 250 €
Maximum bid : 250 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 15:18:28
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 215
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 2,80 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire, idéalement centré des deux côtés. Superbe portrait ainsi qu’un très joli revers finement détaillé. La monnaie a conservé une partie de son coupant d’origine. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Caracalla à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Antoninus Pius Augustus Germanicus”, (Antonin pieux auguste germanique).


Reverse legend : P M TR P XVIII - COS IIII P P.
Reverse description : Fides Militum (la fidélité des armées) debout, un étendard dans chaques mains.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate octavum decimum Consul quartum Pater Patriæ”, (Grand pontife, revêtu de la dix-huitième puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la quatrième fois, père de la patrie).


Poids léger.

Historical background


(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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