NGC Ch AU 5/5 - 4/5. Caracalla (AD 198-217) AR Denarius (19.5mm, 3.51 g, 1h) Struck AD 207. / Rev: Caracalla standing facing, head right, holding reversed spear and parazonium; at feet to left, river god reclining on urn right; to right, two bound captives seated left. RIC IV 96; RSC 441. This coin is guaranteed for life to be a genuine ancient coin.
Here at Ancient Auctions we have pledged to uphold the highest ethical standards. Caracalla (4 April 188 - 8 April 217), formally. Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus Augustus. From AD 198 to 217. A member of the Severan Dynasty.
He was the eldest son of Septimius Severus. Caracalla reigned jointly with his father from 198 until Severus' death in 211. Caracalla then ruled jointly with his younger brother Geta. With whom he had a fraught relationship, until he had Geta murdered later that year. Caracalla's reign was marked by domestic instability and external invasions from the Germanic people.
Caracalla is presented in ancient sources as a tyrant and cruel leader, an image that has survived into modernity. Present Caracalla as a soldier first and emperor second.
In the 12th century, Geoffrey of Monmouth. Started the legend of Caracalla's role as the king of Britain. Later, in the 18th century, Caracalla's memory was revived in the works of French artists due to the parallels between Caracalla's apparent tyranny and that of King Louis XVI. Modern works continue to portray Caracalla as a psychopathic and evil ruler. His rule is remembered as being one of the most tyrannical of all Roman emperors.
Caracalla's reign was notable for the Antonine Constitution. , also known as the Edict of Caracalla , which granted Roman citizenship. To nearly all freemen throughout the Roman Empire. The edict gave all the enfranchised men Caracalla's adopted praenomen.
Domestically, Caracalla was known for the construction of the Baths of Caracalla. Which became the second largest baths in Rome, for the introduction of a new Roman currency named the antoninianus. A sort of double denarius, and for the massacres he enacted against the people of Rome and elsewhere in the empire. Towards the end of his rule, Caracalla began a campaign against the Parthian Empire. He did not see this campaign through to completion due to his assassination by a disaffected soldier in 217.He was succeeded as emperor by Macrinus. International Buyers - Please Note. Ancient Roman Silver Coin" is in sale since Sunday, January 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)". The seller is "ancientauctions" and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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