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brm_336388 - CARACALLA Denier

CARACALLA Denier XF
100.00 €(Approx. 111.00$ | 89.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 196
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 650 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,29 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier. Très beau portrait. Joli revers. Une fine patine grise avec des reflets dorés recouvre l’exemplaire
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du Professeur M. Caselli

Obverse


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


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).

Commentary


Portrait particulier. Ptéryges larges sous le paludamentum.

Historical background


CARACALLA

(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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