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bpv_749132 - CARACALLA Grand bronze

CARACALLA Grand bronze  XF
280.00 €(Approx. 305.20$ | 232.40£)
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Type : Grand bronze
Date: 209-211
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Pisidie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 34,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 24,97 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré. Joli buste de Caracalla. Revers agréable. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Caracalla à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière.
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus”, (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Antonin).


Reverse legend : VICTORIAE DDD NNN COL ANT/ S|R.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) volant à droite, tenant un trophée des deux mains.
Reverse translation : “VIctoria Domini Nostri Colonia Antiochia/ Senatus Romanus”, (La Victoire de notre seigneur colonie d’Antioche/ le Sénat romain).


Trou de centrage au droit.

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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