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M. Aurelius
Antoninus

(Caracalla)
Emperor
198 - 217

Relatives depicted on coins
:
Plautilla - wife

Lucius Septimius Bassianus [b.188], renamed Marcus Aurelius Antoninus to connect the new dynasty with the Antonines, was made Caesar at eight, and Augustus at ten. Geta [b. 189] was made Caesar at nine and Augustus at twenty. Both had an extensive juvenile coinage. Severus intended they should share the throne, but they hated each other and soon Geta and many of his followers were killed. Caracalla reigned brutally but effectively, and was very popular with the army. During his reign Roman citizenship was extended to all free inhabitants of the Empire. In 214 new denominations were introduced: the antoninianus, with radiate portrait, valued at two denarii; and the binio, a double aureus. Caracalla was overthrown on campaign against the Parthians in 217 by his praetorian prefect, Macrinus.

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P. Septimius Geta


Emperor
209 - 212

 

   

GI2264* 2748 Caracalla: AE 26 of Laodicea ad Libanum
$200.00
Obv. Laur. bust r.
Rev. Mn stg. l. hldg. horse by bridle
11.70 g
Sear GI2664v; SNGC 445; Lindg. III 1288; ex Kritt coll.
VF, nice contrasting patina. Very Rare

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GI2477* 1512 Caracalla: AE 27 of Nikopolis
$125.00
Obv. Laur. bust r.
Rev. Zeus seated l.
Sear GI 2477v: Pick 1564 sl. obv. roughness, oth. gVF

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GI2521* 0903 Caracalla: AE 28 of Nicaea
$85.00
Obv. ANTΩNEINOC AYΓOYCTOC
Rad. bust r., bearded
Rev. NIKAIEΩN
Dionysos(?) stg. l.
13.93 g
Sear GI2521v; RG 434v
obv. doubling, otherwise nearly VF/F
This Greek Imperial bronze coin has a very interesting
doubled portrait. The shift in this portrait is just what
would be expected if the portrait had been hubbed with
multiple strikes of the hubbing tool, and a shift had
occurred between strikes. This may well be evidence
that Roman mints created portraits in their dies by
hubbing(impressing a design into soft metal). Rare and
historical.
Featured on the Classical Coins website:
http://www.classicalcoins.com/dies.html

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GI2585 0179 Caracalla: AE 25 of Kidyessus, Phrygia
$85.00
Obv. Laur. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. Tyche stg. l.
9.41 g
Sear GI 2585; BMC 6
pitted, otherwise VF. Rare city.

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GI2595 2739 Caracalla: AE 23 of Peltae in Phrygia
$175.00
Obv. Laur. bust r.
Rev. Tyche stg. l.
5.21 g
Sear GI 2595; BMC 26v; v. Aulock 8434v. Ex Brian Kritt collection
nearly EF, fine contrasting patina

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GI2702 0170 Caracalla: AE 16 of Carrhae, Mesopotamia
$100.00
Obv. IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS P F AVG Laur. hd. r.
Rev. COL AVR METROPOLI ANTONIAN Turreted bust of Tyche r.
1.62 g
Sear GI 2702; SNGR 2568; LINDGREN III 1559
VF

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R1920* 3052 Caracalla: AR 19 Denarius
$45.00
Obv. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laur. hd. r.
Rev. LIBERAL AVG VIIII Liberalitas stg. l.
3.29 g
Sear 1920v; RIC 302 VF


   

R1940* 1723 Caracalla: AR 20 Denarius
$85.00
Obv. IMP CAES M AVR ANTONIN AVG Laur. bust r.
Rev. PONTIFEX TR P II Emperor in military dress l.
3.39 g
Sear 1940v; RIC 27 uneven toning, oth. nearly EF

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