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bpv_599983 - CARACALLA Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

CARACALLA Tétradrachme syro-phénicien AU
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Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 209-212
Mint name / Town : Tyr, Phénicie
Metal : billon
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 13,25 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée, légèrement nettoyée. Joli buste ainsi qu’un agréable revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Prieur 1536 (24 ex.)
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la vente CNG, Auction 271, lot n° 963

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Caracalla vu de trois quarts en arrière.
Obverse legend : AUT KAI - ANTwNINOS SE.
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Marc-Aurèle Antonin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle du style définitif, debout de face, les ailes déployées, les pattes écartées, tournant la tête à gauche, tenant une couronne dans son bec ; entre les pattes, le murex, sous les pattes, la massue de Melqart-Hercule.
Reverse legend : .DHMARC. EX. UPATOS TO.G..
Reverse translation : (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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