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Caracalla Antoninianus

Caracalla Antoninianus, Emperor AD 198-217, minted at Rome AD 215, RIC 264c, RSC 287,  4.74 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Caracalla facing right, ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Reverse:  Sol standing half-right, his head turned left, raising his right hand in the air and holding a globe in his upraised left palm, P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, a very lustrous coin with just the tiniest, tiniest touch of attractive gray toning, a superlative portrait of Caracalla with a stern though not his usual scowling visage, with just a touch of wear to the high point of the portrait, a very detailed Sol on the reverse, and full and clear legends on both sides, a beautiful coin indeed that is well struck and centered and represents the first year of this issue for Caracalla, Asking price:  $565 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Caracalla Antoninianus

Caracalla Antoninianus, Emperor AD 198-217, minted at Rome AD 215-217, RIC 311c, RSC 608a, 23 mm, 4.37 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Caracalla facing right, ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Reverse:  Venus standing half-left, her head turned left, resting Victory in her outstretched right palm before her and holding a long scepter in her left arm which is resting on a shield set upon a helmet on the ground behind her, VENVS VICTRIX, a very lustrous coin well centered and struck with nearly full circles on both sides, a superlative portrait of Caracalla in high relief and a detailed Venus and devices on the reverse with full and clear legends on both sides, a gorgeous coin struck on a broad flan and graded Superb EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it and a scarce issue from my researches, Asking price:  $695 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Caracalla Denarius

Caracalla Denarius, Emperor AD 198-217, minted at Rome AD 206-207, RIC 170, RSC 622,  2.69 gms, Obverse:  laureate bust of Caracalla facing right, ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Reverse:  Victory in a biga right, holding the reins and a whip, VICTORIAE above, AVGG below, a very lustrous coin well centered and struck with a superlative portrait in high relief of Caracalla, more clementine and reflective that we are used to seeing him, a detailed Victory and biga on the reverse which captures the movement of the galloping horses in wonderful detail, full and clear legends on both sides, a very scarce/rare issue for Caracalla graded Near Mint State by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, a gorgeous coin, Asking price:  $785 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Caracalla Denarius

Caracalla Denarius, Emperor AD 198-217, minted at Rome AD 211-212, RIC 214, RSC 104, Obverse:  laureate bust of Caracalla facing right, ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, Reverse:  Indulgentia seated left on a curule chair, extending her right hand and holding a scepter in her left arm, INDVLG FECVNDAE, a very lustrous coin well centered and struck that is just an exquisite example of this issue, an especially stern portrait of Caracalla, a detailed Indulgentia on the reverse (though my researches sometimes identify her as Caracalla’s mother Julia Domna), and full and clear legends on both sides, I will defy my own rule and grade the coin EF++, as I’m always a bit confused about Good, Nice, Choice, Superb in front of EF, though I’m not disputing their worth as differentiating among the EF grades.  Note:  My trustworthy camera is not doing this coin justice:  I’ve turned the coin every which way in bright lamplight and sunlight, and the feature seemingly around Caracalla’s eye is an especially stern and furrowed brow in hand, just a superb portrait.  Also, in the photos, I am given a bit of fright over Indulgentia’s facial features:  in hand, she’s got a very exquisite little nose!  A beautiful coin!  Asking price:  $395 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Caracalla Denarius

Caracalla Denarius, Emperor AD 198-217, minted at Rome AD 213, RIC 206a, RSC 220, 19.5 mm, 3.2 gms, Obverse:  laureate bust of Caracalla facing right, ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, Reverse:  Hercules standing half-left, holding a branch in his right hand and his club and lionskin in his left, PM TR P XVI COS IIII PP, a very lustrous coin well struck and centered with a sharp and stern portrait of Caracalla and a detailed Hercules on the reverse, with full and clear legends on both sides, graded EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, a beautiful coin with an especially terrific reverse with facial features very evident (and not just on Hercules:  that lion has a clearly ironic look on his face), little (if any, I don’t think so) wear on both obverse and reverse, Asking price:  $285 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Caracalla Antoninianus

Caracalla Antoninianus, Emperor AD 198-217, struck at Rome AD 215-217, RIC 311c, RSC 608, 22 mm, 5.43 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Caracalla facing right, ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Reverse:  Venus standing half-left, her head turned left, holding Victory in her upright right palm and cradling a long transverse scepter in her left arm, her left elbow resting on a shield which is resting on a helmet at her foot, VENVS VICTRIX, a very lustrous coin, shimmeringly so, with a portrait of exquisite detail of Caracalla, a sharp and detailed Venus and devices on the reverse, and full and clear legends on both sides, a nothing less than gorgeous coin that is well struck and centered, graded Mint EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, Asking price:  $695 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Caracalla Denarius

Caracalla Denarius, Emperor AD 198-217, minted at Rome AD 198-199, RIC 20, RSC 115, 18.5 mm, 3.24 gms, Obverse:  laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Caracalla facing right, IMP CAES M AVR ANTON AVG, Reverse:  Caracalla wearing military attire standing half-left, holding Victory perched on a globe in his right hand and an inverted spear in his left, a Parthian captive at his feet, IVVENTA IMPERII, a very lustrous coin with just a tiny hint of attractive toning, a fantastic portrait of a very young Caracalla in his first year or so as Augustus, detailed emperor and all devices on the reverse, and full and clear legends on both sides with the exception of the A in IVVENTA on the reverse not fully struck up but perfectly legible, a well struck and centered coin that is just a lovely example of this issue, which my researches tell me is at least very scarce, Asking price:  $375 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Caracalla Denarius

Caracalla Denarius, Emperor AD 198-217, minted at Rome AD 213, RIC 223, RSC 150, 19 mm, 3.3 gms, Obverse:  laureate bust of Caracalla facing right, ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, Reverse:  Mars advancing left, holding a spear in his right hand and a trophy in his left arm, MARTI PROPVGNATORI, a very lustrous coin with just the tiniest touch of attractive toning, well struck and centered with the technical observation that the obverse is perhaps just ever so slightly off center (!), with a great portrait of Caracalla, detailed Mars and his trademark accouterments, and full and clear legends on both sides, a beautiful coin, Asking price:  $250 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Caracalla Denarius

Caracalla Denarius, Emperor AD 198-217, minted AD 205, RIC 80b, RSC 420, Obverse:  laureate and draped bust of Caracalla facing right, ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Reverse:  Mars standing left, his foot resting on a helmet, holding a branch and a spear, PONTIF TR P VIII COS II, a lustrous coin with a tiny touch of attractive toning, a wonderful portrait of Caracalla, here a youthful and pre-fratricidal one, a detailed Mars on the reverse and full and clear legends, a lovely coin well struck and centered, and with little, if any (!) wear, Asking price:  $170 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Caracalla Denarius

Caracalla Denarius, Emperor AD 198-217, minted at Rome AD 213, RIC 223, RSC 150, 19 mm, 3.0 gms, Obverse:  laureate bust of Caracalla facing right, ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, Reverse:  Mars advancing left, holding a spear in his right hand and carrying a trophy in his left arm, MARTI PROPVGNATORI, a very lustrous coin with a superb portrait of Caracalla, a detailed Mars and his trademark spear and trophy on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a well centered and struck coin that is a beautiful example of this issue of Caracalla, Asking price:  $195 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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