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brm_486230 - CARACALLA Sesterce

CARACALLA Sesterce VF
120.00 €(Approx. 133.20$ | 106.80£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 197
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 19,74 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan très court mais bien centré. L’exemplaire reste parfaitement identifiable. Patine verte. Beau buste de Caracalla
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Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection AJRR

Obverse


Obverse legend : M AVR [ANTON - CAES PONTIF].
Obverse description : Buste drapé et cuirassé, tête nue à droite de Caracalla 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 : [PRINCI]PI IVV[EN-TVTIS]/ S|C.
Reverse description : Caracalla debout à gauche drapé et cuirassé, tenant un bâton de la main droite et une longue javeline de la main gauche ; derrière lui, un trophée.
Reverse translation : “Principi Iuventutis”, (Prince de la jeunesse).

Commentary


Poids extrêmement léger.

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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