New Caracalla

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  1. Pishpash

    Pishpash Supporter! Supporter

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    Caracalla. 198-217 AD. AR Denarius, AD 215.

    ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right.
    P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Asclepius standing front,
    looking left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff left, globe on ground to right.

    RIC 251; RSC 302.

    I will try and take photos in the coming weeks....
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  3. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Hi Pishpash,.....What's the weight of the coin?
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  4. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    Quite the pristine reverse!
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  5. Roman Collector

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    Nice one, @Pishpash ! Here's one with a healing god on the reverse, too. It came from @Sallent:
    Caracalla, AD 198-217.
    Roman AR denarius, 2.9g, 19mm, 6h.
    Rome, issue 10, AD 217.
    Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right.
    Rev: PM TRP XX COS IIII PP; Serapis, wearing polos on head, standing facing, head left, holding wreath and scepter.
    Refs: RIC 289c; BMCRE 188; Cohen/RSC 382; RCV 6846; Hill 1586.
  6. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    Yeah, I remember that coin. You guys are tempting me to get back into coins. LOL.

    I shall be back sometime next year, but with a smaller more focused collection.

    On an interesting note, your coin is a more uncommon variant of the Serapis reverse. Not rare, but certainly not as common as the other version with Serapis holding his arm up high.
  7. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    very nice Pish! :)
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  8. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Very nice, clean reverse. Nice toning as well. Good pickup!
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  9. jamesicus

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    Commemorating Victory in Britain:

    RIC Vol. IV, CARACALLA, Denarius, No. 231a

    Obverse: Caracalla, Laureate head facing right
    Inscription clockwise from bottom: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT

    Reverse: winged Victory advancing right holding trophy
    Inscription: VICTORIAE BRIT
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  10. jamesicus

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    Please do return soon, @Sallent. I miss your cheery, optimistic outlook on life and your always interesting adventures.
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  11. jamesicus

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    Nice coin @Pishpash.
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  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

  13. Pishpash

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    Awaiting Amazon prime delivery for new scales, be here tomorrow. :oops:
  14. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Very nice Denarius, @Pishpash ! I really like that reverse with Asclepius... well done. Looking forward to your updated photos.
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  15. Pishpash

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    I will do my best. Camera is on a stand, eyesight is a bit dodgy. My records are way behind. I need to get a wiggle on.
  16. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Great addition after your last awesome coin of Tiberius (Tribute money). Congrats..
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  17. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

    Nice new Caracalla silver piece. Love the tone and detail on the reverse @Pishpash !
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  18. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    All are very nice thanks
  19. robinjojo

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    Here's Caracalla's sestertius with Asclepius and the serpent on the reverse.

    Somewhat rough, corroded surfaces with this example, but pretty good detail and centering. The coin was cleaned at some time in the recent past, and it is now re-toning.

    Roman Empire, 215 AD
    Obverse: Portrait facing right, legend: M AVREL ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM.
    Reverse: Asclepius standing facing head left holding snake-entwined staff. Telesphorus at his feet to left and globe to right, legend: P M TR P XVIII IMP III COS IIII P P, S-C.
    RIC 538a; Cohen 329
    20.1 grams
    28 mm, 2 h.

    D-Camera Caracalla, Sestertius, Asclepius with Serpent, 6-27-20.jpg

    I've noticed other cleaned Asclepius sestertii of Caracalla online. All have varying degrees of corrosion and cleaning, which leads me to think they came out of a hoard a few years ago.
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