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bpv_710866 - CARACALLA Tetrassaria

150.00 €(Approx. 163.50$ | 124.50£)
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Type : Tetrassaria
Date: c. 198-209
Mint name / Town : Hadrianopolis, Thrace
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 13,21 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré. Joli portrait de Caracalla. Revers à l’usure régulière. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Caracalle à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AUT KAI M AUR SEU - ANTWNEINOS, (Autokrator Kaisaros Markos Aurhlios Seuhros Antwneinos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle SévèreAntonin).


Reverse description : Sérapis debout à gauche tenant un sceptre transversal et levant la main.
Reverse legend : ADRIANO-POLEITWN.
Reverse translation : (d’Hadrianopolis).

Historical background


(27/05/196-8/04/217) Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Co-emperor with Septimius Severus (04/198-209)

Caracalla was appointed in April august 198 before the great Parthian victory. In 202, he married the daughter of the praetorian prefect Plautianus, Plautilla, which will be relegated three years later. In 204, begins the celebration of the Secular games. Severus tries to impose the image of the new dynasty. Caracalla celebrates decennalia in 207 and accompanied his father in Africa. He then joined his father in Britain at the end of the year 208 when the Roman armies are experiencing their first success.

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