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Serapis
Caracalla Denarius
Obv:Ė ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate bust right
Rev:- P M TR P XVI COS IIII P P, Serapis his chest bare and a modius on his head standing left holding sceptre and raising hand
Minted in Rome, A.D. 213
References, VM 60.1, RIC 208, RSC 211.

Serapis was imported from Egypt and became popular at Rome in the 3rd century A.D. He is bearded, wears a tall headdress and carries a staff. He usually is shown gesturing with a raised hand.
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Tiathena  [Jan 24, 2005 at 10:43 AM]
Lovely coin: one of my favorite portrait types (looks) for Caracalla, and appreciably paired with Serapis.