those who died, we salute you...

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  1. Rudi Smits

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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I raise my glass to the end of all tyrants. :cheers:

    Caracalla AE30
    OBV: M AΥT AΥΡHΛ - ANTΩNEINOΣ, Laureated head right
    REV: AΥΓOΥΣTHΣ - TΡAIANHΣ, Gate camp, flanked by two towers, a third view back to the center
    Struck at Augusta Traiana, Thrace, 211-17 AD
    30.02mm, 14.24g
    Varbonov 1099
    Caracalla 5 OBV.jpg Caracalla 5 REV.jpg
  4. Rudi Smits

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  5. RaceBannon

    RaceBannon Member all historical accounts...not a nice guy. It takes a special kind of villain to murder his own brother for the throne. The emperor is dead. Long live the emperor!

    Here's my Caracalla.

    Caracalla; AD 198-217
    Silver Denarius; 17mm/3.2 g
    OBV: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right
    REV: MARTI PROPVGNATORI, Mars walking left, holding spear and trophy.
    (RIC 223)

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  6. Ripley

    Ripley Senior Member

    Alas poor Geta....
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  7. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Hey, he had to kill Geta, it was self defense.That would make most people unstable, so when the Alexandrians poked fun t him, well he snapped.

    Caracalla AR Antoninianus.
    216 AD. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, radiate draped bust right, seen from behind / P M TR P XVIIII COS IIII P P, Serapis, modius on head, standing left, raising right hand & holding sceptre.
    Size: 22.5mm Weight: 5.3 grams
    RSC 349b. RIC 280b BMC 165. Hill (1964) 1573.

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  8. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Great coins RB and Ripley
  9. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Caracalla ... eh-heh-heh (it never gets old!!)

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  10. Rudi Smits

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  11. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem


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  12. Rudi Smits

    Rudi Smits Member

    and say hello to the misses :)
  13. Ardatirion

    Ardatirion Où est mon poisson

    You slightly misremembered the quote in the thread title. "Those who are about to die salute you." In full - "Ave, Caesar, morituri te salutant!"
  14. Rudi Smits

    Rudi Smits Member

    At that time, they were still alive... :p
  15. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight I AM the Senate! Supporter

    I still don't have Caracalla or Geta, but nice coins everyone.
  16. Gil-galad

    Gil-galad I AM SPARTACUS


    Geta as Caesar AE Denarius. 202 AD, 4.1g, 18mm

    OBV: P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, Draped bust right.

    REV: SECVRIT IMPERII, Securitas seated left, holding globe.

    REF: RIC 20, RSC 183, BMC 240, Sear (RCV 2000) 7200

    Here is my Geta coin. I don't have a Caracalla coin yet, but maybe soon.
  17. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    My favorite Caracalla sestertius and the rarest one I know is Banti 12 with the 4 tier pyre. Banti quotes it from Vaillant which is a book I have not seen but it does not make other books I have.

  18. Rudi Smits

    Rudi Smits Member

    Wow ! A true rarity ! I am currently working on a book on 'CONSECRATIO' coins, this one wasn't even in my documentation...
  19. Rudi Smits

    Rudi Smits Member

    Since we all show some nice Caracalla coins here, I'd like to add this one :
    Euhm no, it's not mine...:p
  20. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Some coin! Who is that on the reverse? The pose looks like Apollo but he does not usually appear so heavily muscled. Perhaps the god started working out so he would look more like the emperor? Caracalla is interesting for his great change in appearance as recorded on coins. There are other cute kids and ugly beasts but he sets the record for the greatest range of portraits. What is the hardest to find are nice looking early teen portraits from the days he was not particularly a good looking kid. Geta was better looking and looked a good deal more like Septimius. Neather of these points probably helped their relationship.
  21. Rudi Smits

    Rudi Smits Member

    it's Apollo, god of the gymnasium...
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