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A silver denarius of the emperor Caracalla with a Virtus reverse. Coin Type: Silver denarius of Caracalla, Caesar Dec 195 - 28 Jan 198 CE, Augustus 28 Jan 198 - 8 Apr 217 CE.
Mint and Date: Rome, 201-206 CE
Size and Weight: 18mm, 2.98g
Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVGG
Virtus standing left, holding reversed spear in left hand behind, in right holding up a statuette of Victory who crowns her with a wreath.
Provenance: arizonarobin (eBay), October 2006
Ref: RCV (2002) 6903; RIC IV 149; BMCRE V p.211, 300.
BW Ref: 023 028 090
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