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brm_482232 - CARACALLA Sesterce

CARACALLA Sesterce XF/VF
490.00 €(Approx. 543.90$ | 411.60£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 213
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 27,32 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, éclaté à 6 heures au revers. Belle tête de Caracalla. Frappe molle et faible au revers avec des traces de double frappe. Patine marron foncé
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Obverse


Obverse legend : M AVREL ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Caracalla à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Pius Augustus Britannicus”, (Marc Aurèle 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


Rubans de type 2.

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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