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Lot # 194 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$20000 / Price Realized: US$27500
Caracalla. Aureus
Caracalla. 198-217 AD. Aureus, 7.46g. (5h). Rome, 210-11 AD. Obv: ANTONINVS - PIVS AVG Head laureate right, with fold of cloak on front shoulder and behind neck. Rx: VICTORIAE BRIT Victory seated left on shields, balancing shield on knee and holding palm. BM 519, pl. 41.5 (same dies). Cohen 633 corr. (citing BM, 150 Fr.). Calico 2831 (this coin). RIC 174 (R2). Apparently only the second specimen recorded after that in BM. Mint State.

Ex Triton VI,14-15 January 2003, lot 1011.

The British Victory types of the Severan family are all extremely rare in gold. Technically a mule from an old obverse die, since the British Victory reverse type means that the emperors had accepted the title Britannicus which should have been recorded in the obverse legend.
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