Two Caracalla denarii as Caesar and one Emesa Septimius

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  1. gogili1977

    gogili1977 Well-Known Member

    I recently purchased three interesting denarii:
    1. Caracalla, as Caesar (198-217), Denarius, Rome, AD 198 AR
    Ob. M AVR ANTON CAES PONTIF B, bare-headed draped bust right
    Rev. FIDES PVBLICA, Fides standing r., holding corn-ears and basket of fruit.
    RIC 8
    Caracala 1 A.jpg Caracala 1 R.jpg
    2. Caracalla, as Caesar (198-217), Denarius, Rome, AD 197 AR
    Ob. M AVR ANTON CAES PONTIF B, bare-headed draped bust right
    Rev. IMPERII FELICITAS, Felicitas standing left holding caduceus downwards, child at breast in left arm.
    RIC 9
    Caracala 2 A.jpg Caracala 2 R.jpg
    3. Septimius Severus (AD 193-211). AR denarius (3.8 g). Emesa, AD 194.
    Ob. IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, laureate head of Severus right
    Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Severus on horseback left holding scepter.
    RIC 415.
    Septimius A.jpg Septimius R.jpg

    On second coin child at breast is not very visible, and the legend is missing on the Septimius obverse.

    Post your similar coins, comments on my coins, anything you think is relevant.
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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    All interesting, but the Sep Sev reverse is outstanding.
    Septimius Severus 1.jpg
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII - Laureate head right
    REVERSE: ADVENTI FELICISSIMO, Severus on horseback right raising hand
    Struck at Rome, 196 AD
    3.4g, 17mm
    RIC 74, S 6256, C 6
  4. Mikey Zee

    Mikey Zee Delenda Est Carthago

    Very nice!!!

    I have to admit the Septimius denarius is my favorite too---I lOVE that reverse!!!

    Here's a budget example that I continually learn to appreciate:D

    sept sev roma seated obverse.JPG sept sev roma seated reverse.JPG

    Septimius Severus AR Denarius, Roma reverse
    Septimius Severus (193-211 AD). AR Denarius (18-19 mm, 3.44 g), Roma (Rome), c. 202-210 AD.
    Obv. SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right.
    Rev. RESTITVTOR VRBIS, Roma seated left on shield, holding palladium and spear.
    RIC IV, 1, p. 127, 288.
    The reverse legend praises Septimius as the restorer of the city of Rome.
  5. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    Mine is similar but different.... why?

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  6. TJC

    TJC Well-Known Member

    Great coins all! That SS Rx is very cool!!!
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  7. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Great coins, especially the severus.
  8. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Nice additions
  9. Daniel_R6

    Daniel_R6 Well-Known Member

    Three nice acquisitions. As others have said, very nice reverse on the S.Severus.
  10. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    Nice coins. I just got a Caracalla FIDES PVBLICA of my own - at first glance I thought it was the same as yours, but it has a different obverse inscription. Planchet is rough on this, but I thought the style was rather nice (and it was cheap).

    Caracalla - FIDES PVBLICA $20 Nov 2017 (1).JPG

    Caracalla - FIDES PVBLICA $20 Nov 2017 (6).JPG

    Caracalla (as Caesar)
    (198 A.D.)
    Rome Mint - Denarius

    IMP CAE M AVR ANT AVG P TR P, laureate draped bust right / FIDES PVBLICA
    Fides standing right, holding corn-ears and basket of fruit.
    RIC 24; RSC 82.
    (2.74 grams / 17 mm)
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