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E-auction 354-267448 - CARACALLA Denier

CARACALLA Denier XF
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 48 €
Maximum bid : 48 €
End of the sale : 27 January 2020 14:15:30
bidders : 12 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 206
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,63 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale éclaté à 6 heures au droit. Belle tête de Caracalla. Revers de style fin avec une faiblesse de frappe sur la légende. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS - PIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Caracalla à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Antoninus Pius Augustus", (Antonin pieux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PONTIF TR P - VIIII COS [II].
Reverse description : Mars casqué, en habit militaire, debout à gauche, s'appuyant sur un bouclier de la main droite et tenant une haste renversée de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Pontifex Tribunicia Potestate undecimum Consul iterum", (Pontife, revêtu de la neuvième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la deuxième fois).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Rubans de type 1.

Historical background


CARACALLA

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

Co-emperor with Septimius Severus (04/198-209)

Caracalla was appointed in April august 198 before the great Parthian victory. In 202, he married the daughter of the praetorian prefect Plautianus, Plautilla, which will be relegated three years later. In 204, begins the celebration of the Secular games. Severus tries to impose the image of the new dynasty. Caracalla celebrates decennalia in 207 and accompanied his father in Africa. He then joined his father in Britain at the end of the year 208 when the Roman armies are experiencing their first success.

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