A Masterful Portrait of Caracalla


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Caracalla AE Sestertius. Rome, AD 213. M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG BRIT, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / SECVRITATI PERPETVAE, Securitas seated right, propping head on right hand and holding sceptre; in front, altar; SC in exergue. C 576 (omits PIVS); BMC 248; RIC 512a. 25.55g, 34mm, 11h.

Rare. Good Extremely Fine.

Engraved in magnificent style and spectacularly well preserved, this piece undoubtedly possesses the most remarkable portrait of Caracalla that we have yet encountered. Every detail, from the emperor's overlapping scale armour cuirass to his neatly arranged hair, beard and moustache, is rendered with great finesse. 

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