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bpv_713047 - CARACALLA Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

CARACALLA Tétradrachme syro-phénicien AU
225.00 €(Approx. 245.25$ | 186.75£)
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Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 215-217
Mint name / Town : Chypre
Metal : billon
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,86 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale. Belle tête de Caracalla. Revers de haut relief, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise superficielle avec des reflets dorés
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Obverse


Obverse description : Tête barbue, laurée de Caracalla à droite, un ruban de la couronne de laurier sur l’épaule (O*).
Obverse legend : AUT KAI AN - TwNINOS SE-B.
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Antonin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout de face, les ailes déployées, les pattes écartées, tournant la tête à gauche, tenant une couronne dans son bec ; sous les pattes, un épi de blé à gauche.
Reverse legend : .DHMARC. EX. UPATOS TO.D..
Reverse translation : (Puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la quatrième fois).

Commentary


Poids lourd.

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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