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E-auction 270-192106 - CARACALLA Denier

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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 42 €
Maximum bid : 43 €
End of the sale : 18 June 2018 14:23:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 215
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,49 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Patine grise. Bel exemplaire présentant un beau portrait de Caracalla ainsi qu’un joli revers de style fin. Flan éclaté à divers endroit (3h, 6h, 10h)
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Caracalla à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Antoninus Pius Augustus Germanicus”, (Antonin pieux auguste germanique).


Reverse legend : P M TR P XVIII - COS IIII P P.
Reverse description : Apollon nu debout à gauche, le manteau sur les épaules, tenant un rameau de la main droite et de la main gauche une lyre posée sur une base.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate duodevicesimum Consul quartum Pater Patriæ”, (Grand pontife revêtu de la dix-huitième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la quatrième fois père de la patrie).


Rubans de type 2.

Historical background


(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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