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Caracalla RIC IV, 261(d)
Caracalla 198-217
AR - Antoninianus, 5.3g, 22.63mm, 180į
Rome AD 215
obv. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
cuirassed bust, radiate head r.
rev. PM TRP XVIII COS IIII PP
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!
added to www.wildwinds.com

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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Jericho  [Jul 28, 2004 at 05:10 AM]
Gorgeous! Flawless even . Give to me!
Gert  [Aug 13, 2004 at 05:02 PM]
Fantastic coin & a highly desirable reverse for a mythology-collector!
Varangian  [Dec 12, 2004 at 03:13 PM]
Awesome portrait, and a stunning coin!
Noah  [Jul 09, 2009 at 02:54 AM]
amazing portrait