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Live auction - brm_716804 - CARACALLA Sesterce

CARACALLA Sesterce AU/AU
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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 1 005 €
Maximum bid : 1 005 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 15:12:07
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 213
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 21,65 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Buste de toute beauté, expressif. Joli revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : M AVREL ANTONINVS - PIVS AVG BRIT.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Caracalla à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : “Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Pius Augustus Britannicus”, (Marc Aurèle Antonin pieux auguste britannique).

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR P XVI - COS IIII P P//S|C.
Reverse description : Libertas (la Liberté) drapée, debout à gauche, tenant un bonnet de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche.
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


Rubans de type 3. Dernière émission avant les premières victoires sur les Germains.

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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