PAPHLAGONIA. Germanicopolis. Caracalla, 198-217. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 30 mm, 17.28 g, 6 h). AYT•K•M•AYP• ANTΩNINOC Laureate and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right, seen from behind. Rev. APXЄOT•ΠAΦΛ•ΓЄPMANIKOΠΟΛЄωC - ЄCTIAC Bull standing right before two signa surmounted by boukrania; above bull, ΓA/NΓ. BMC -. CNG Web Shop 805375 = Lanz 125 (2005), 880 (same dies). RG -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Leypold -. SNG Paris -. SNG von Aulock -. Of the highest rarity, perhaps the second known example and a very interesting issue. Minor corrosion on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
The reverse legend of this interesting issue praises Germanicopolis as the 'oldest city of Paphlagonia' and the 'hearth [of the gods]'.