Search in Feature Auction


CNG Bidding Platform

Information

Products and Services


Feature Auction
CNG Keystone Auction 1: Part I of the Style Collection

Lot nuber 32

Caracalla. AD 198-217. Æ As (24mm, 10.38 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 203.


CNG Keystone Auction 1: Part I of the Style Collection
Lot: 32.
 Estimated: $ 500

Roman Imperial, Bronze

Sold For $ 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Go to Live

Caracalla. AD 198-217. Æ As (24mm, 10.38 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 203. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / INDVLGENTIA AVGG, S C below lion, IN CARTH in exergue, the Dea Caelestis riding lion running right over water gushing from rock, holding drum and scepter. RIC IV 415c. Deep green patina, light cleaning marks. Near EF. An exceptional example of this rare variety, with an engaging youthful portrait.

From the Style Collection. Ex Phil Peck Collection.

This medium bronze merits the Style Collection both by virtue of its handsome adolescent portrait of Caracalla and the unusually evocative reverse, which shows Dea Caelestis, a Romanized version of the African goddess Tanit, riding a lion over a stream gushing from the ground. The type refers both to the gods of the Severan homeland and, apparently, to the construction of an aqueduct for the city of Carthage.

“What a great portrait of a young Caracalla.” (From the consignor)

Closing Date and Time: 20 November 2019 at 10:10:20 ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website, 22.50% for all others.