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Live auction - bpv_599561 - CARACALLA Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

CARACALLA Tétradrachme syro-phénicien AU
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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 480 €
Maximum bid : 480 €
End of the sale : 28 July 2020 15:09:10
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 212-213
Mint name / Town : Laodicée, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : billon
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 12,65 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire, bien centré des deux côtés. Superbe portrait. La monnaie a conservé une partie de son coupant d’origine. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête radiée de Caracalla à droite, l’un des deux rubans de la couronne laurée descendant sur l’épaule (O).
Obverse legend : AUT KAI..ANTWNEINOS .SE. (Autokrator Kaisar Antwneinos Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Antonin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à droite, les ailes déployées, la tête et la queue tournées à gauche, couronne feuillée dans le bec ; entre les pattes de l'aigle, sur une ligne de terre, une étoile à huit rais.
Reverse legend : DHMARC. EX. UPATOS. TOG. (Dhmarcikhs Exousias Upatos to G).
Reverse translation : (Puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la troisième fois).

Commentary


Dans la base TSP maintenue par Michel Prieur, six exemplaires sont maintenant répertoriés, aucun en musée.

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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