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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Severan Period| > |Caracalla| > RB30341
Caracalla, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D.
Issued to commemorate victory in Britain. compared with the Antonine period, the Severan base metal coinage lost most of its importance; it was replaced by the devalued silver denarius even for smallest daily transactions. As a result the coins are quite uncommon, especially the as, and an attractive example such as this British victory commemorative is quite rare. Between 208 and 210 A.D., Septimius Severus and his son Caracalla campaigned into Scotland (then Caledonia) and also restored Hadrian's Wall. The victories in the north pacified the island for the remainder of the century, but the aged Septimius died at Eburacum (York) in 211 A.D.
RB30341. Copper as, RIC IV 458a, Cohen IV 479, Choice gVF, Rome mint, weight 8.349g, maximum diameter 24.4mm, die axis 0o, 210 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse PONTIF TR P XIII COS III (priest, holder of Tribunitian power for 13 years, consul for the 3rd time), Virtus on right, standing left, wearing helmet and military garb, parazonium in right hand, inverted spear in left hand, right foot on helmet, on left bound Caledonian captive seated at base of trophy of captured arms, S C (senatus consulto) in exergue; scarce; SOLD




  







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