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E-auction 331-246353 - CARACALLA Sesterce

CARACALLA Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 195 €
Price : 49 €
Maximum bid : 53 €
End of the sale : 19 August 2019 14:14:30
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 197
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,59 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan à l’usure très importante, lisible et identifiable.
Catalogue references :
C.- - RIC.- - BMC/RE.- - RCV.- - H.2/-

Obverse


Obverse legend : M AVR ANTON CAES [PONTIF].
Obverse description : Buste drapé et cuirassé de Caracalla, tête nue, à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A°2).
Obverse translation : “Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Cæsar Pontifex”, (Marc Aurèle Antonin césar pontife).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [SECVRITAS] PE-RPETVA/ S|C.
Reverse description : Pallas debout à gauche avec l'égide sur la poitrine, appuyée sur son bouclier de la main droite et tenant une haste de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Securitas Perpetua”, (La Sécurité perpétuelle).

Commentary


Ptéryges larges sous le paludamentum. Semble complètement inédit et non recensé pour ce type.

Historical background


CARACALLA

(27/05/196-8/04/217) Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Caesar (27/05/196-04/198)

Caracalla was born April 4 188 in Lyon. This is the eldest son of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna. On 27 May 196, it is created Caesar by his father who has broken with Clodius Albinus. After the defeat of Albin near Lyons, 19 February 197, he received the title of prince of youth and pontiff. Caracalla was appointed in April august 198 before the great Parthian victory.

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