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Live auction - brm_520175 - CARACALLA Denier

CARACALLA Denier AU
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 150 €
Maximum bid : 150 €
End of the sale : 29 January 2019 14:36:10
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 214
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,08 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Caracalla. Revers de style fin. Jolie patine de collection ancienne gris foncé avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Leu (L. Mildenberg), Zürich en avril 1974

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM.
Obverse description : Tête laurée et barbue de Caracalla à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Antoninus Pius Augustus Germanicus”, (Antonin pieux auguste germanique).

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR P XVII COS IIII P P.
Reverse description : Apollon, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, assis à gauche, tenant une branche de laurier de la main droite, et accoudé à une lyre posée sur un trépied.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus septimum decimum consul quartum Pater Patriæ”, (Grand pontife revêtu de la dix septième puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la quatrième fois, père de la patrie).

Commentary


Rubans de type 1. Portrait massif et particulier.

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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