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E-auction 262-184704 - CARACALLA Denier

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Estimate : 145 €
Price : 71 €
Maximum bid : 75 €
End of the sale : 23 April 2018 14:10:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 213
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,90 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Belle tête de Caracalla. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Jolie patine grise superficielle
Catalogue references :


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 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).


Poids lourd. Rubans de type 1.

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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