Caracalla. 205-207 AD. Laodicea ad Mare. AR Tetradrachm. x Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Auctiones AG 15, 18 Sept 1985, lot 379. Ex M&M AG, FPL 279, Aug 1967, 42

Ancient Coins - Caracalla. 205-207 AD. Laodicea ad Mare. AR Tetradrachm. x Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Auctiones AG 15, 18 Sept 1985, lot 379. Ex M&M AG, FPL 279, Aug 1967, 42
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Caracalla. 205-207 AD. Laodicea ad Mare. AR Tetradrachm, 12.34g (28mm, 12h). AVT KAI ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC C, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / .ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ VΠATOC B, eagle standing facing, head right, wings spread; star between legs.

Pedigree: Ex Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Robert Gait Coll, Auctiones AG 15, 18 Sept 1985, lot 379. Ex M&M AG, FPL 279, Aug 1967, no. 42. Published in Revus Belge de Numismatique in MN 29 (1984)

References: Prieur & Amandry Group I, 9 (this coin, illustrated on pl. XIV); McAlee, Severan, Group I, 5 (this coin); Prieur 1130

Grade: Brighter silver due to professional cleaning. Wonderful strike and well centered. FDC

Price: $5,500

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Caracalla was a member of the Severan dynasty, the son of the founder and Roman emperor Septimius Severus. Caracalla is likely most remembered for his hatred and disdain of his younger brother Geta. So strong was this dislike that he had Geta killed by centurions in the arms of his mother Julia Domna. He then proceeded to literally wipe Geta’s existence from the historical record. He enacted a damnatio memoriae in which Geta’s image was destroyed ranging from statues to coins.


Caracalla didn’t live much longer than his brother dying at the young at of 29. His biggest contribution to the Roman people was the Antonine Constitution, better known as the Caracalla Edict of 212 which allowed Roman citizenship to nearly all freemen in the Roman Empire. Other notable achievements were the construction of the famous baths of Caracalla, as well as the introduction of a new denomination, the antoninianus, which was approximately a double denarius in weight.


Caracalla was killed in 217 BC by a disgruntled soldier and was replaced by the short lived Macrinus.

Ancient Coins - Caracalla. 205-207 AD. Laodicea ad Mare. AR Tetradrachm. x Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Auctiones AG 15, 18 Sept 1985, lot 379. Ex M&M AG, FPL 279, Aug 1967, 42
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