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Damnatio Memoriae

Caracalla [and Geta], 198 - 212 A.D., Stratonicea, Caria, Damnatio Memoriae

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After Geta's murder, Caracalla damned his memory, Damnatio Memoriae, requiring the destruction of every reference to his younger brother. Both Geta's portrait and legend were intentionally erased from this coin. The countermark shows an older Caracalla.
CM57755. Bronze AE 39, SNGvA 2684, SNG Cop -; countermark: Howgego 84, coin Fair, countermark F, weight 23.433 g, maximum diameter 39.0 mm, die axis 0o, Stratonicea mint, 198 - 212 A.D.; obverse confronted laureate and draped busts of Caracalla and Geta [the bust of Geta erased]; countermark: laureate bearded bust of Caracalla right in round punch; reverse Nike advancing left, wreath in right hand, palm frond in left; huge 39 mm bronze, great story coin!; rare; SOLD


Sejanus, Pretorian Prefect of Tiberius, Damnatio Memoriae, Bibilis, Spain

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Among the finest 'Seianus as' we have seen. On this specimen the name of the famous Pretorian Prefect of Tiberius was obliterated following his execution.
RP08927. Copper as, RPC I 398, Burgos 196, Choice gVF, weight 10.87 g, maximum diameter 28.3 mm, die axis 180o, Bilbilis mint, 31 A.D.; obverse TI CAESAR DIVI AVGVSTI F AVGVSTVS, laureate head right; reverse MVN AVGVSTA BILBILIS TI CAESARE V L AELIO SEIANO, COS in wreath; Damnatio Memoriae!; rare; SOLD







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