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brm_624153 - CARACALLA Denier

CARACALLA Denier AU/XF
100.00 €(Approx. 120.00$ | 87.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 213
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 550 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,81 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan large et bien centré. Très joli portrait. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

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 : P M TR P XVI - COS IIII P P.
Reverse description : Libertas debout de face, la tête tournée à gauche, tenant un pileus de la main droite et un sceptre long.
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


Poids léger. Rubans de type 1.

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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