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Live auction - bpv_604913 - CARACALLA Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

CARACALLA Tétradrachme syro-phénicien AU
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Estimate : 900 €
Price : 770 €
Maximum bid : 1 256 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 15:17:58
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 209
Mint name / Town : Laodicée, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : billon
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 12,78 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, centré des deux côtés. Joli buste, bien détaillé. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :
Prieur 1154 (8 ex.)

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Caracalla avec l’égide à droite vu de trois quarts en avant.
Obverse legend : AUT KAI. - .ANTWNEINOS .SE., (Autokrator Kaisar MarkoV AurhlioV AntwneinoV SebastoV).
Obverse translation : (Empereur César Marc Aurèle Antonin Auguste).

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout de face, les ailes déployées, la tête tournée à gauche, tenant dans son bec une couronne ; une étoile entre les pattes.
Reverse legend : DHMARC. EX. UPATOS. G., (DhmarcikhV Ex OusiaV UpatoV G).
Reverse translation : (Revêtu de la Puissance Tribunitienne Consul pour la troisième fois).

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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