Roman Empire - Tyre. Tetradrachm, Caracalla, 209-212 - Silver

Description
Roman Empire - Tyre. Tetradrachm, Caracalla, 209-212 - Silver
Very fine

Denomination:
Tetradrachme.
Condition:
Very Fine.
Size:
28 mm.
Weight:
8.04 grams.
Period:
209–212 A.D.
Mint:
Tyre.
Exergue:
-.-
Obverse:
AVT KAI ANTωNINOC CЄ, draped, armoured bust facing right with laurel wreath.
Reverse side:
ΔHMAPX ЄΞ VΠAT Γ. Laurelled head of Melqart-Hercules with lion skin around his neck.
Reference:
Prieur 1530; Bellinger 299.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (188–217), better known as Caracalla (Celtic name for a cape that he wore during campaigns), was the son of Emperor Septimius Severus and was Roman Emperor from 198 to 217. He's known for building the Caracalla Baths, but also as a cruel, mentally disturbed man who murdered his brother, Emperor Geta, and in the end was murdered himself by the Praetorian guard led by the later emperor Macrinus.

Lot details
Metal
Silver
Denomination
Tyre. Tetradrachm,
Year/Period and Variation
Caracalla, 209-212
Condition
Very fine
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