Caracalla, 198-217. Dupondius (Orichalcum, 24mm, 5.95 g 12), of surprisingly low weight, Rome, 210. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Radiate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. PONTIF TR P XIII COS III / S C Virtus, in military dress, on right, standing left, holding parazonium with his right handt hand and leaning on a vertical reversed spear, held in his left; to left, trophy adorned with a helmet, a cuirass, two shields and some spears, with, at its base, a male captive, seated to right, wearing peaked cap and with a cloak over his chest, his lower limbs bare and with his hands tied behind his back. BMC 209. Cohen 480. RIC 456. A lovely example with an exquisite malachit-green patina. Some minor deposits on reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 460 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF