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E-auction 343-257466 - CARACALLA Denier

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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 55 €
Maximum bid : 55 €
End of the sale : 11 November 2019 14:26:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 208
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,74 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, notamment au revers bien venu à la frappe et de style fin. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant d’une vieille collection française dispersée à Pont-Audemer le 3 juin 2019, avec son étiquette d’époque


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


Reverse legend : PONTIF TR P XI COS III.
Reverse description : Mars debout à droite, en posture de combattant, tenant une haste de la main droite et un bouclier de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Pontifex Tribunicia Potestate undecimum Consul tertium" (Pontife,revêtu de la onzième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la troisième fois).


Rubans de type 2.

Historical background


(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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