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E-auction 405-317657 - CARACALLA Denier

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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 50 €
Maximum bid : 50 €
End of the sale : 18 January 2021 14:28:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 196
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 650 ‰
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,28 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, centré. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : M AVR ANTONINVS CAES.
Obverse description : Buste drapé et cuirassé, tête nue, de Caracalla à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A°21).
Obverse translation : “Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Cæsar Pontifex”, (Marc Aurèle Antonin césar pontife).


Reverse legend : [SEVERI AVG - PII FIL].
Reverse description : Instruments pontificaux : lituus, couteau à sacrifices, vase (capis), simpulum et aspersoir.
Reverse translation : “Severi Augusti Pii Filius”, (À Sévère fils du pieux auguste).

Historical background


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

Caesar (27/05/196-04/198)

Caracalla was born April 4 188 in Lyon. This is the eldest son of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna. On 27 May 196, it is created Caesar by his father who has broken with Clodius Albinus. After the defeat of Albin near Lyons, 19 February 197, he received the title of prince of youth and pontiff. Caracalla was appointed in April august 198 before the great Parthian victory.

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