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Caracalla, 198-217 A.D.

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Thrace, Deultum, Caracalla, 198-217 A.D. pedigree

AE 25, 10.54g. Laureate and cuirassed bust of the mature Caracalla to right. Rv. Zeus standing to right holding scepter and thunderbolt.. Jurukova 7. Die break on obverse; green and brown patina. Exceptional quality and virtually as struck.


Ex: Aufhauser, Munich, Auction 16, October 16, 2001, lot 375.

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Extremely Fine $1,000.
Troas, Ilium(Troy)), Caracalla, 198-217 A.D.

AE 23, 5.81g. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of young Caracalla to right; illegible counter-stamp in field to right. Rev. The river-god Skamandros reclining to left with reed and overturned amphora. Bellinger T 245. BMC 94.


Ex: Leu, Zurich, Web Auction 8, June 29, 2019, lot 642

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good Very Fine $650.
Galatia, Ancyra, Caracalla, 198-217 A.D.

AE 29, 15.45g. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. Helmeted Athena standing to right holding scepter and nike. SNG Paris 2493 var(bust type). SNG von Aulock 6168 var(bust type). BMC_. Hairline flan crack at 8:00 obv. Dark green and brown patina.


Ex: Leu Numismatik, Zurich, Web Auction 7, February 23, 2019, lot 880

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good Very Fine $1,350.
Caracalla, Aigeai, Cilicia, 215-216 A.D.

AR Tetradrachm, 13.31g. 29mm. Struck in Aigeai, Cilicia, Dated: year 262=215/216 A.D. Diademed bust of Asclepius to right; serpent staff to right. Greek inscription," The Antonine City of Aigeai." Rev. Asclepius standing to left holding serpent staff; Telesphorus to left and goat to right. Greek inscription," Of noble and Macedonian origin."

Florian Haymann, Untersuchungen Zur Geschichte und Identitätskonstruktion von Aigeai im Römischen Kilikien (20 v.-280 n. CHR) , 101a.1(this coin listed)= Prieur 723 = SNG Levante 1741 (this coin). H. Bloesch, "Caracalla in Aigeai," in Congresso internazionale di numismatica Roma, 1961, vol. 2: Atti (Rome: 1965), pp. 307-8, pl. 23, 1 var. (date format)= Winterthur museum, G 4535. Gitta Kastner, Munich, Auction 4, November 27, 1973, lot 165 (this coin now in the British Museum= London, 1975, 0930.2 )

The sanctuary of Asclepius in Aigeai was already widely known by the 2nd century and mentioned by Serenus Sammonicus in his Liber Medicinalis. It was considered to be a triad with the Asklepions in Pergamon and Epidauros. Serenus was a tutor to Caracalla and Geta, but he was murdered in 211 during the purge of Caracalla. (Cf. Hayman, p. 157 and note 1085). Caracalla who suffered ill health visited the Askelpion in Pergamon in 214 and perhaps may have visited Aigeai on the same journey giving rise to an occasion for striking this issue.

An unusual and spectacular coin, being the finest of three known and the only example in private hands; attractive collection toning.


Ex: Numismatic Fine Arts, Beverly Hills, Auction 16, December 2, 1985, lot 496
Ex: Edoardo Levante collection, published SNG Levante 1741.

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Extremely Fine $20,000.

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