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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 1961. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $1930. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CARACALLA. 198-217 AD. AR Denarius (4.11 gm). Struck 208 AD. Laureate head right / Caracalla and Geta seated facing on platform, behind them stands Septimius. RIC IV 106; Hill 940; BMCRE p. 271; RSC 456. VF, hairline flan crack. Extremely rare variety. ($1500)

From the Marc Melcher Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Auction 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1327.

Celebrates the third consulship of Caracalla and the second of Geta, held jointly in 208 AD.