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Home > Catalog > |Themes & Provenance| > |Numismatics| > |Damnatio Memoriae| > CM57755
Caracalla [and Geta], 198 - 212 A.D., Stratonicea, Caria, Damnatio Memoriae
After Geta's murder, Caracalla damned his memory, Damnatio Memoriae, requiring the destruction of every reference to his younger brother. Both Geta's portrait and legend were intentionally erased from this coin. The countermark shows an older Caracalla.
CM57755. Bronze AE 39, SNGvA 2684, SNG Cop -; countermark: Howgego 84, coin Fair, countermark F, Stratonicea mint, weight 23.433g, maximum diameter 39.0mm, die axis 0o, 198 - 212 A.D.; obverse confronted laureate and draped busts of Caracalla and Geta [the bust of Geta erased]; countermark: laureate bearded bust of Caracalla right in round punch; reverse Nike advancing left, wreath in right hand, palm frond in left; huge 39 mm bronze, great story coin!; rare; SOLD











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