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E-auction 253-176596 - CARACALLA Denier

CARACALLA Denier AU
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Estimate : 115 €
Price : 61 €
Maximum bid : 65 €
End of the sale : 19 February 2018 14:25:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 213
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,21 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Belle tête de Caracalla. Joli revers de style fin, bien venu à la frappe. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR P XVI COS IIII P P.
Reverse description : Hercule nu debout à gauche, tenant une branche d’olivier de la main droite et une massue avec la peau de lion de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate sextum decimum Consul quartum Pater Patriæ”, (Grand pontife, revêtu de la seizième puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la quatrième fois, père de la patrie).

Commentary


Rubans de type 2.

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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