Roman Silver Denarius Emperor Caracalla (198-217 AD) CH AU NGC
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Caracalla's real name was Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. Caracalla was a nickname derived from a hood cloak of Gallic origin that was his favorite form of dress.
- Hoards, label varieties, and reverse designs may vary.
- Encapsulation by NGC authenticates and protects the condition of the coin.
- Obverse: Features a bust with the text "ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM.".
- Reverse: Designs may vary.
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Posted By:IU Archaeology Graduate
Date:Jul 3, 2015
These coins are very unique pieces of history. Mine bore Caracalla on the obverse with a seated figure on the reverse and was overall very impressive. I purchased the coin as Choice Almost Uncirculated and would agree that it arrived as such, given that it is approximately 1800 years old. The only negative comment I have with my purchase has to do with its point of origin. These NGC graded coins simply state what "hoard" they are from in origin; for example mine came from "The Colosseum Hoard". A simple google will tell one that there was not in fact a particularly massive hoard or cache of these coins found there, nor is there a particular "Seven Hills Hoard" as claimed by NGC. This lack of detailed historic provenience/origin is actually quite disturbing. I would bear this in mind when buying in the future. Overall I would probably buy one of these again in the future as the coin does however appear to be geniune and in very nice condition.
- Highly Unique
- Collectible (lower mintage)
- Attractive Design
- Generic Origin
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