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Roman Empire , Emperor Caracalla, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D.
Silver Denarius.
Ref; RIC IV 251; RSC III 302; BMCRE V p. 451, 103; Hunter III 27; SRCV II 6834, Very Fine , excellent portrait, slightly off center on a broad flan, some die wear, Rome mint, weight 3.232g, maximum diameter 19.2mm, die axis 180o, Struck in 215 A.D..
Obverse : ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right.
Reverse : P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P (high priest, tribune of the people for 18 years, consul 4 times, father of the country), Aesculapius standing slightly right, head left, leaning on snake-entwined staff in right hand, globe at feet on right.


Asclepius is the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek mythology. Asclepius represents the healing aspect of the medical arts, while his daughters Hygieia, Meditrina, Iaso, Aceso, Aglaea and Panacea (literally, "all-healing") symbolize the forces of cleanliness, medicine, and healing.

The Sam Mansourati Collection./Given as a souvenir to a superb dear friend Dr. Joseph Diaz.
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Jay GT4  [Jul 19, 2017 at 10:15 AM]
Great style!
Canaan  [Jul 21, 2017 at 01:00 PM]
Strong portrait!!!!
Sam  [Jul 21, 2017 at 07:57 PM]
Thank you dear friends.