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The Last Portrait of Caracalla

CNG 111, Lot: 764. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $15000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Caracalla. AD 198-217. AV Aureus (20.5mm, 6.78 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 217. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate and cuirassed bust right / P M TR P XX COS IIII P P, Serapis, wearing polos on head, draped, standing front, head left, holding wreath downward in right hand and vertical scepter in left. RIC IV 289b; Calicó 2761 (same dies as illustration); BMCRE 186 note; Biaggi 1200 (same dies); Jameson 191; Mazzini –. EF, light scratches. Struck with dies of artistic merit.

From the Brexit Collection. Ex Maison Palombo 13 (13 December 2014), lot 93 (hammer 27,000 CHF).