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E-auction 328-244215 - CARACALLA Denier

CARACALLA Denier AU
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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 57 €
Maximum bid : 76 €
End of the sale : 29 July 2019 14:01:30
bidders : 12 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 213
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,41 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré. Très beau portrait. Revers de style fin bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
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 XVI - COS IIII P P.
Reverse description : Sérapis debout à gauche, levant la main droite et tenant de la gauche un sceptre long.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate sextum decimum Consul quartum Pater Patriæ”, (Grand pontife revêtu de la seizième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la quatrième fois père de la patrie).

Commentary


Rubans de type 1.

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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