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E-auction 352-265261 - CARACALLA Denier

CARACALLA Denier AU
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 57 €
Maximum bid : 60 €
End of the sale : 13 January 2020 14:12:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 211
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,67 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés, légèrement éclaté en bordure de flan. Belle tête particulière de Caracalla. Revers inhabituel. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : PONTIF TR P XIIII COS III.
Reverse description : (Concordia) la Concorde assise à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et une double corne d'abondance sur le bras gauche.
Reverse translation : (Pontifex Tribunicia Potestate quartum decimum Consul tertium”, (Pontife, revêtu de la quatorzième puissance tribunitienne et du troisième consulat).

Commentary


Rubans de type 2. Visage particulier de Caracalla.

Historical background


CARACALLA

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

Co-emperor with Septimius Severus and Geta (209-4/02/211)

Geta is named Augustus in 209 after the first victories of the Roman armies in Britain. Severus fell ill the following year, leaving his son conduct operations. He died at York on 4 February 211, had not paid his estate.

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