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brm_306697 - CARACALLA Denier

CARACALLA Denier AU
120.00 €(Approx. 139.20$ | 102.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 212
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,86 g.
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale et irrégulier bien centré. Tête de Caracalla particulière. Joli revers de style fin. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Joël Creusy (Lyon) en 1978

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS - PIVS AVG BRIT.
Obverse description : Tête laurée à droite de Caracalla (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 : Salus (la Santé) assise à gauche, nourrissant de la main droite un serpent enroulé autour d'un autel à l'aide d'une patère et tenant une corne d'abondance dans le bras gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunitia 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


Poids léger. Portrait particulier. Rubans de type 2. Césure de légende de droit inhabituelle.

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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