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E-auction 222-146251 - CARACALLA Dupondius

CARACALLA Dupondius XF/VF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 36 €
Maximum bid : 41 €
End of the sale : 17 July 2017 14:15:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Dupondius
Date: 213
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,38 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré. Belle tête de Caracalla. Usure plus marquée au revers. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT.
Obverse description : Tête radiée de Caracalla à droite(O).
Obverse translation : “Antoninus Pius Augustus Britannicus”, (Antonin, pieux auguste britannique) .

Reverse


Reverse legend : PROVIDENTIAE - DEORVM/ S/|C.
Reverse description : Providentia (la Providence) debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant une baguette de la main droite et un sceptre de la main gauche ; à ses pieds à gauche, un globe.
Reverse translation : “Providentiæ Deorum”, (À la Providence des dieux).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 2. C’est le second exemplaire que nous ayons proposé à la vente. Semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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