Rome Mint, ANTONINVS-PIVS AVG Laureate head right PONTIF TR P-VIIII COS II Mars, in military dress, standing left, right hand resting on large shield, reversed vertical spear in left. VF.
Caracalla, formally known as Antoninus (Marcus Aurelius Antoninus), was Roman emperor from 198 to 217.
Condition: Fine. (This coin is in uncleaned condition since purchase).
Dimensions: Dia. 1.9cm
Provenance: Ex. my own UK collection; Purchased at Lockdales Coins & Antiquities.
Caracalla, formally known as Antoninus (Marcus Aurelius Antoninus), was Roman emperor from 198 to 217. He was a member of the Severan dynasty, the elder son of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna. Co-ruler with his father from 198, he continued to rule with his brother Geta, emperor from 209, after their father's death in 211. His brother was murdered by the Praetorian Guard later that year, supposedly under orders from Caracalla himself, who then reigned afterwards as sole ruler of the Roman Empire. He found administration to be mundane, leaving those responsibilities to his mother, Julia Domna, to attend to. Caracalla's reign featured domestic instability and external invasions by the Germanic peoples.
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