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E-auction 300-218867 - CARACALLA Denier

CARACALLA Denier XF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 40 €
Maximum bid : 49 €
End of the sale : 14 January 2019 14:15:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 214
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,85 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, bien centré avec les grènetis visibles. Belle tête de Caracalla un peu bouché au droit. Revers inhabituel. Patine gris foncé avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : LIBERAL. AVG. VIIII.
Reverse description : Liberalitas (la Libéralité) debout à gauche, tenant une tessère de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Liberalitas Augusti nonum”, (La neuvième Libéralité de l’auguste).

Commentary


Rubans de type 1. Très beau portrait expressif. Légende ponctuée au revers. Revers inhabituel.

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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