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Here is one of two new VOTA coins, now on my website on VOTA coins:

http://augustuscoins.com/ed/VOTA/

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Caracalla, struck 208. 
Denarius. 19 mm. 3.33 grams.
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
VOTA SOLVT DEC COS III, which is somewhat unusual for mentioning vows paid as opposed to the usual vows taken. 
Emperor, togate, sacrificing over tripod altar, sacrificial bull reclining (dead?) behind altar.
Caracalla became Augustus in 198 and COS III in 208 (and COS IIII in 213), so this coin was probably struck in 208, right after the vows for ten years had been paid.
RIC 204. Sear II 6906. BMC 578. 

The other new coin of Caracalla is on the page about vota coins from the third century:
https://augustuscoins.com/ed/VOTA/third.html

Show us some VOTA coins!

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Valentinian said:

Here is one of two new VOTA coins, now on my website on VOTA coins:

http://augustuscoins.com/ed/VOTA/

Caracalla1VOTASOLVTDECCOSIII2210.jpg.15d010aafc503a6e52dbfd9082d37cf9.jpg

Caracalla, struck 208. 
Denarius. 19 mm. 3.33 grams.
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
VOTA SOLVT DEC COS III, which is somewhat unusual for mentioning vows paid as opposed to the usual vows taken. 
Emperor, togate, sacrificing over tripod altar, sacrificial bull reclining (dead?) behind altar.
Caracalla became Augustus in 198 and COS III in 208 (and COS IIII in 213), so this coin was probably struck in 208, right after the vows for ten years had been paid.
RIC 204. Sear II 6906. BMC 578. 

The other new coin of Caracalla is on the page about vota coins from the third century:
https://augustuscoins.com/ed/VOTA/third.html

Show us some VOTA coins!

 

 

That's an excellent portrait on your coin ☺️. I've got a Caracalla Tet from Antioch, Syria struck during Consul II, a year or two earlier than your coin. The two portraits are very close 😉.

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I have 2 VOTA coins, a Pius dupondius

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RIC III Antoninus Pius 1020
158-159
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXII, head of Antoninus Pius, radiate, right / VOTA SVSCEPTA DEC III COS IIII S C, Antoninus Pius, standing left, sacrificing with patera over tripod, left arm at side

... and a Marcus Aurelius denarius

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A.D. 170-171
AR Denarius
IMP M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV; Laureate head right.
VOTA SVSCEP DECENN II COS III; M. Aurelius veiled, standing l., sacrificing at a tripod.
RIC III Rome 251  

 

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Very nice @Valentinian...

Here's one of his brother..1784099131_normal_GETA(1).jpg.54671d8e5e42269a200a4fc61afa682e.jpg

Geta, as Caesar, AR Denarius. Rome, AD 203-208.( Minted AD 205 )
Ob- GETA CAES PONT COS, bare-headed and draped bust right.
Rev- VOTA PVBLICA, Geta standing left, sacrificing out of patera over tripod & holding roll.
RIC 38b. 3.57g, 14mm, 7h.

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Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus Caracalla
Silver Denarius, Rome, Diameter 20mm, Weight 3.23g
Av: Bust of Caracalla with a laurel wreath to the right; ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
Rv: Caracalla veiled and wearing toga standing left, right hand a patera; VOTA SVSCEPTA X
RIC IV Caracalla 179

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I also have an Antoninus Pius VOTA, but it's my only one (apart from plenty of VOT...MVLT... types, of course).

Antoninus Pius Denarius, 158-159

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Rome. Silver, 16x18mm, 3.11g. Head of Antoninus Pius, laureate, right; ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P. Antoninus Pius, veiled, togate as a priest, standing left, sacrificing out of patera in right hand over tripod-altar left, and holding roll in left hand at side; beside altar, a prostrate, slain bull; VOTA SOL DEC II, COS IIII in exergue (RIC III, 291). From the Westbury Sub Mendip (Somerset) Hoard 2016.

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57 minutes ago, John Conduitt said:

VOTA SOL DEC II, COS IIII

This coin is from c. 158-9 after twenty years. The legend with "DEC II" means ten years, twice, (thus 20) and "SOL" means "soluta", that is, "paid". So Antoninus Pius has just finished paying his vows for 20 years of reign. 

I have a sestetrius with "DEC II" for "20".

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Antoninus Pius, 138-161
A sestertuus. 31-30 mm. 24.87 grams.
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XXII
Refers to year 22 = 158/9.
VOTA SOL DEC II
Emperor veiled and togate holding patera over tripod altar, (tiny) bull behind altar.
"DEC II" refers to ten years for the second time.
RIC 1008. BMC 2046. Sear II 4261.

The TRP date is year 22 while the vows are paid for 20. This may be because the reckoning of TRP powers changed in 147 when Antoninus Pius finished year 9 and had year 10 and began year 11, effectively squeezing two years into one.

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