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E-auction 248-170791 - CARACALLA Denier

CARACALLA Denier VF
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Estimate : 40 €
Price : 26 €
Maximum bid : 34 €
End of the sale : 15 January 2018 14:29:30
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 211
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,95 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan légèrement irrégulier, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Patine gris foncé. Joli portrait de l’empereur au droit
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 XIIII COS III P P.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) debout à droite sur une proue de navire, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une palme de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate quartum decimum Consul tertium Pater Patriæ”, (Grand pontife revêtu de la quatorzième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la troisième fois père de la patrie).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 1.

Historical background


CARACALLA

(27/05/196-8/04/217) Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Co-emperor with Geta (4/02/211-26/02/212)

Septimius Severus died at York on 4 February 211. Caracalla and Geta hastened down operations in Britain and make an uneasy peace with the rebel tribes. They brought the ashes of Severus in Rome, where they arrived on May 4 But the agreement between Caracalla Geta was short and Caracalla eventually murder his brother in his mother's arms after accusing him of wanting to conspire against him. Geta was dedicated to "Memoriae damnatio". Papinian, the praetorian prefect, the son of Pertinax and twenty thousand supporters of Geta were liquidated. Caracalla was alone august.

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