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brm_336396 - CARACALLA Sesterce

CARACALLA Sesterce XF/VF
350.00 €(Approx. 388.50$ | 311.50£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 196
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 23,76 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés, mais court sur la légende. Très beau portrait de Caracalla enfant. Joli revers. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Monnaies du Louvre 10 en 1989, n° 194 et de la collection du Professeur M. Caselli

Obverse


Obverse legend : M AVR [ANTONI]-NVS CAES.
Obverse description : Buste drapé, tête nue à droite de Caracalla à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A°21).
Obverse translation : “Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Cæsar”, (Marc Aurèle Antonin césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SEVERI AV[G PII FIL]// SC.
Reverse description : Instruments pontificaux : lituus, couteau à sacrifices, patère, vase (capis), simpulum et aspersoir.
Reverse translation : “Severi Augusti Pii Filius”, (À Sévère fils du pieux auguste).

Commentary


Poids 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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