Caracalla AE from Philippopolis w. Crossed Cornucopiae - Help, please!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Marsyas Mike, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    I recently got this small AE provincial. I think it is Caracalla, from Philipopolis - "ΦIΛIΠΠ..." is just barely visible on the reverse. It is 19 x 16 mm and weighs 2.94 grams.

    I have scoured the web - Coin Project, acsearch, etc. etc. but cannot find it anywhere. The closest I could come was on Wildwinds, where an issue of Septimius Severus, crossed cornucopiae, Varbanov 1267 and 1268 are close - but wrong emperor.

    Can anybody help me out with attribution? I'd be much obliged.

    Caracalla - Philipopolis crossed cornucop Aug 2019 (0).jpg

    P.S. The above coin was part of a lot that included this Elagabalus from Markianopolis - I didn't have much trouble attributing this one. Despite its problems, it is one of my favorite recent finds - I love that basket of fruit:

    Elagabalus - Marcianopolis basket o Fruit Aug 2019 (0).jpg
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  3. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ...kool coins Mike :)...i've only seen a few double cornucopiae Roman coins and i believe they had the heads of Geta & Caracalla on them...(..or was it Tiberius Gemellus & Germanicus?!?:confused:)
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2019
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  4. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Cogito Ergo Sum

    Great coins and presumably very rare.
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