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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Severan Period| > |Caracalla| > SH57744
Caracalla, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D.
On 4 February 211, Severus fell ill and died in York at the age of 65, after a reign of nearly 18 years. This coin was dedicated to Fortuna to secure her aid for Caracalla's safe return to Rome from Britain.
SH57744. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC IV 479(a), Cohen IV 85, cf. SRCV II 6921 (COS III), gVF, full flan, Rome mint, weight 22.033g, maximum diameter 32.4mm, die axis 0o, 211 A.D.; obverse M AVREL ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right with short beard; reverse FORT RED P M TR P XIIII COS IIII P P S C, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder by tiller in right hand, scepter in left hand, wheel under seat; nice green patina, attractive coin; scarce; SOLD


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