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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Roman
Creator Dates/Places: Roman Republic and Empire
Creator Name-CRT: Roman
Title: Coin Showing Emperor Caracalla
Title Type: preferred
Creation Start Date: 204
Creation End Date: 204
Creation Date: Imperial Period, Severan Dynasty, 204 A.D.
Creation Place: Europe,Italy,Lazio (region),Roma (province),Rome
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Coin
Materials and Techniques: Gold aureus
Dimensions: Diam.: 2 cm (3/4 in.)
Inscriptions: Obverse around: ANTO.N.P.AVG.PON TR P VII (Anton[inus] P[ius] Aug[ustus] Pon[tifes] Tr[ibunitia] P[otestas} VII: 'Antoninus Pius Augustus, Priest [or Pontif], holding Tribunican Power for Seventh Time')Reverse around: VICT PART MAX (Vict[oria] Part[hica]Max[ima]; 'Great Parthian Victory')
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1922.4884
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Martin A. Ryerson
Subject Description: This coin showing the 16 year old prince was issued by his father, Emperor Septimius Severus. The inscription details the honor (Pontifex - 'priest') and powers (Tribunitian) that the emperor had granted to his son six years earlier. The reverse image shows a winged Victory offering a wreath and palm frond to celebrate the emperor's 'Great Parthian Victory', spelled out in the inscription.
Context: Roman, minted in Rome. Gold aureus, a gold coin of ancient Rome varying in weight from 1/30 to 1/70 libra.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1922.4884
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998
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