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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla, Silver Antoninianus
Struck 213-217 AD, Rome mint, 23mm, 6.4g, RIC IV 311c, EF

OBVERSE: Radiate head of Caracalla, bearded, draped, cuirassed, right. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG[USTUS] GER[MANICUS] (Antoninus Pius, the Revered One, Conqueror of the Germans).

REVERSE: Goddess of love, beauty, desire, sex, fertility, prosperity, and victory, Venus, draped, standing left, holding Victory in extended right hand and spear in left hand, leaning on shield set on helmet. VENUS VICTRIX (Venus Victorius).
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Mat  [Aug 15, 2017 at 02:08 AM]
A beauty, great weight too!
Pharsalos  [Sep 06, 2017 at 07:42 AM]
Awesome example.
Gary W2  [Jan 27, 2018 at 04:24 AM]
Fantastic reverse detail!