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bpv_752662 - CARACALLA Unité

75.00 €(Approx. 81.75$ | 62.25£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 198-202
Mint name / Town : Baalbeck (Héliopolis) , Syrie, Coelé-Syrie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,61 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale centré à l’usure importante, plus marquée au droit qu’au revers, lisible et identifiable. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANT - AVG.
Obverse description : Tête radiée de Caracalla à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Antonino Augusto”, (À Antonin auguste).


Reverse legend : COL/ HEL.
Reverse description : Deux aigles légionnaires affroentées dans ue couronne de laurier.
Reverse translation : "Colonia Heliopolis", (Colonie d'Héliopolis).


Pour ce type, l’auteur a recensé 18 exemplaires avec un coin de droit et quatre coins de revers.

Historical background


(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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