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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Thrace & Moesia| > |Serdica| > RP39124
Caracalla, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D., Serdica, Thrace
|Serdica|, |Caracalla,| |28| |January| |198| |-| |8| |April| |217| |A.D.,| |Serdica,| |Thrace|, Serdica prospered under Rome. Turrets, protective walls, public baths, administrative and cult buildings, a civic basilica and a large amphitheater were built. When Diocletian divided Dacia into Dacia Ripensis (on the banks of the Danube) and Dacia Mediterranea, Serdica became the capital of Dacia Mediterranea. The city was destroyed by the Huns in 447, but was rebuilt by Justinian and surrounded with great fortress walls whose remnants can still be seen today. Although also often destroyed by the Slavs, the town remained under Byzantine dominion until 809. Serdica is today Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.
RP39124. Bronze AE 31, Varbanov III 2295, VF, Serdica (Sofia, Bulgaria) mint, weight 17.976g, maximum diameter 31.0mm, die axis 0o, 198 - 217 A.D.; obverse AVT K M AVP CEV ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse OVΛΠIAC CEP∆IKHC, Caracalla on horseback right, raising hand and holding spear; attractive large bronze; rare; SOLD










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