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E-auction 248-170801 - CARACALLA Denier

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Estimate : 65 €
Price : 24 €
Maximum bid : 30 €
End of the sale : 15 January 2018 14:34:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 203
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,40 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Patine grise. Présence de concrétion, notamment à 6h au revers. Joli buste de Caracalla au droit
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS - PIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé de Caracalla à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*21).
Obverse translation : "Antoninus Pius Augustus", (Antonin pieux auguste).


Reverse legend : VIRTVS - AVGG.
Reverse description : Virtus (la Virilité) debout à gauche, tenant une victoriola de la main droite et une haste renversée de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Virtus Augustorum", (la Virilité des augustes).


Rubans de type 3.

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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