Aureus - Caracalla SPES PVBLICA; Spes

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Caracalla (198-217)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 198
Value Aureus = 25 Denarii (25)
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Gold
Weight 7.3 g
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 273592
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References RIC IV.1# 338A,
Harold Mattingly, Edward Allen Sydenham; 1936. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 4.1. Pertinax – Geta and Caracalla (AD 193–217). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.4.crl.338A
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Bust of Caracalla, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.

Lettering: IMP CAES M AVR ANT AVG P TR P

Translation:
Imperator, Caesar, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus, Pontifex [Maximus], Tribunicia Potestate.
Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, emperor (Augustus), [high] priest, holder of tribunician power.

Reverse

Spes, draped, advancing left, holding flower upright in extended right hand and raising skirt with left hand.

Lettering: SPES PVBLICA

Translation:
Spes Publica.
Hope of the public.

Mint

Laodicea ad Mare, Syria, modern-day Latakia, Syria

Comments

Example of this type:
American Numismatic Society (ANS)

Source:
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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