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Caracalla RIC IV, 261(d)
Caracalla 198-217
AR - Antoninianus, 5.3g, 22.63mm, 180į
Rome AD 215
cuirassed bust, radiate head r.
Pluto with modius on head seated l. on throne, sceptre in l. hand, r. extended
towards three-headed Cerberus l., before him.
RIC IV/1, 261(c); not in Cohen
Rare; nice EF, one of the earliest Antoniniani!
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PLUTO(N), Greek HADES, god of the underworld, identified by the three-headed Cerberus. But the modius shows, that at this time Pluto was mixed up with Serapis. The Serapeion in Alexandria had shown Serapis with Cerberus too! Caracalla should have built a Serapeion on the Quirinal.
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Album name:Jochen / Jochen's Antoniniani
Rating (9 votes): (Details)
File Size:22 KB
Date added:Jul 27, 2004
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Jericho  [Jul 28, 2004 at 06:10 AM]
Gorgeous! Flawless even . Give to me!
Gert  [Aug 13, 2004 at 06:02 PM]
Fantastic coin & a highly desirable reverse for a mythology-collector!
Varangian  [Dec 12, 2004 at 04:13 PM]
Awesome portrait, and a stunning coin!
Noah  [Jul 09, 2009 at 03:54 AM]
amazing portrait