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bpv_636899 - CARACALLA Tetrassaria

CARACALLA Tetrassaria AU
225.00 €(Approx. 261.00$ | 191.25£)
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Type : Tetrassaria
Date: an 527
Mint name / Town : Émèse, Syrie, Séleucie et Pierie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,78 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré. Belle tête de Caracalla de haut relief. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine vert foncé légèrement granuleuse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Caracalla à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : [AUT K A]NTWNINOS .SE-B] (Autokrator Kaisar Markos Aurhlios Antwneinos Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Antonin auguste).

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à droite sur la Pierre noire du dieu El Gabal, la tête tournée à gauche, tenant une couronne dans son bec.
Reverse legend : EMISEWN - KOLONIAS// Z/K/F.
Reverse translation : (D’Émèse colonie).

Commentary


Rubans de type 2. Monnaie datée d’après l’ère seleucide.

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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