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E-auction 326-241797 - CARACALLA Denier

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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 73 €
Maximum bid : 73 €
End of the sale : 15 July 2019 14:06:00
bidders : 12 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 197
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 650 ‰
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,42 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un petit flan épais. Très beau portrait juvénile de l’empereur. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : M AVR ANTONI-NVS CAES.
Obverse description : Buste drapé et cuirassé de Caracalla, tête nue, à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A°2).
Obverse translation : "Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Cæsar" (Marc Aurèle Antonin césar).


Reverse legend : SPEI - PERPETVAE.
Reverse description : Spes (L'Espérance) marchant à gauche, tenant une fleur et relevant sa robe.
Reverse translation : "Spei Perpetuaæ" (De l’Espérance perpétuelle).

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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