obolos 16
11. October 2020
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Lot 1152
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
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Caracalla, 198-217. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33 mm, 27.27 g, 12 h), Rome, 214. M AVREL ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. P M TR P XVII IMP III COS IIII P P / S C Caracalla, accompanied by two officers, standing right on platform, addressing officer and two soldiers standing before him on the ground below; behind them, aquila and two standards. BMC 264. Cohen 275. Hill 1423. RIC 525a. Very rare. Brown patina. About very fine.



The elder son of Septimius Severus was officially known as Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, and some cataloguers list him as Antoninus II, but he is usually known as Caracalla, a nickname taken from a type of Gallic cloak he liked to wear. He had been made co-emperor with his father when he was still a child in 198 and his hated younger brother Geta was made co-emperor only in 209; both ruled together after the death of Septimius in February 211, but only until late December when Caracalla had Geta murdered. Caracalla has a very bad reputation thanks to his very unpleasant character, but he was responsible for significant reforms in the coinage, for making all free residents of the empire citizens, and for raising army pay.
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Online bidding closes:
11 Oct 2020 23:36:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
25 Oct 2020 12:13:26 CET
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Closed
Hammer Price:
3800 CHF by barnbeth (Bids: 16)

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Lot 1152
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Caracalla, 198-217. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33 mm, 27.27 g, 12 h), Rome, 214. M AVREL ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. P M TR P XVII IMP III COS IIII P P / S C Caracalla, accompanied by two officers, standing right on platform, addressing officer and two soldiers standing before him on the ground below; behind them, aquila and two standards. BMC 264. Cohen 275. Hill 1423. RIC 525a. Very rare. Brown patina. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
Lot 1153
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Caracalla, 198-217. Antoninianus (Silver, 24 mm, 5.33 g, 1 h), Rome, 215. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P Luna, with crescent on head and a fold of drapery billowing around head, driving a biga of oxen to left. BMC 120. Cohen 294. RIC 256c. Scarce; bold portrait. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Lot 1154
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Caracalla, 198-217. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.04 g, 7 h), Rome, 217. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. P M TR P XX COS IIII P P Serapis, wearing polos on head, standing facing, head turned to left, holding wreath in right hand and scepter in left. BMC 188. Cohen 382. RIC 289c. Sharp and clear with a powerful portrait of Caracalla. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
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