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611945
Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 1945. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $625. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CARACALLA. 198-217 AD. AV Aureus (6.38 gm). Struck 214 AD. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, seen from behind / Caracalla standing left, sacrificing before the Temple of Vesta, two Vestal virgins standing before, child between then, two togate men standing behind. RIC IV 249 var. (bust right); BMCRE 101 var. (same); Cohen 250 var. Fine, pierced twice above Caracalla's head, both plugged. Unrecorded variety with the left facing bust. ($500)

From the Marc Melcher Collection.