Caracalla, 198-217. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.11 g, 12 h), Rome, 200-201. ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. RECTOR ORBIS Caracalla, laureate and heroically nude, standing front, head to left, holding globe in his right hand and inverted spear in his left, and with a sword by his hip hanging from a belt over his right shoulder. Antike Kunst (1967), 504 (this coin). BMC 163. Calicó 2804b. Cohen 541. RIC 39a. A lovely example of fine style, with a beautiful portrait struck in high relief. Extremely fine.
From the collection of Regierungsrat Dr. iur. Hans Krähenbühl, ex Hess-Leu 28, 5-6 May 1965, 461.