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A silver denarius of the emperor Caracalla with a reverse showing Mars brandishing a spear 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, 208 CE
Size and Weight: 18mm x 19mm, 2.69g
Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
Laureate head right, seen from behind.
Reverse: PONTIF TR P XI COS III
Mars, helmeted, in military dress, cloak floating behind him, advancing left, head right, right foot slightly advanced, right knee bent; he holds spear, pointing upward to right, in right hand and oval shield in left.
Provenance: crispusm (eBay), May 2007
Ref: RCV (2002) 6867; RIC IV 100; BMCRE V p.270, 569.
BW Ref: 035 031 108
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