A rare sestertius of Caracalla with a splendid portrait
Lot 666
Caracalla, 198-217. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33 mm, 23.75 g, 1 h), Rome, 210-213. M AVREL ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM BRIT Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. VOTA PVBLICA / S - C Caracalla, togate and veiled, standing front, head to left, sacrificing out of patera in his right hand over tripod altar and holding roll in his left; behind tripod, bull prostrate left. BMC 253. Cohen 677. RIC 513 var. (with drapery). Rare. A superb coin with a splendid portrait of vigorous style. Minor smoothing, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.


From an old Viennese collection, formed in the 1950s and 1960s and in 3rd generation family possession since.
Estimate:
2500 CHF
Starting price:
2000 CHF
Hammer price:
4200 CHF
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Closing time: 25-May-19, 05:00:00 CET
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