thenickelguy Posted July 14, 2022 · Member Share Posted July 14, 2022 (edited) Caracalla Æ28 of Nikopolis ad Istrum. Legate Flavius Ulpianus. Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTWNEINOC, laureate bust right Rev: V FL OVLPIAN NIKOPOLIT PROC I, Hera standing left, veiled, holding patera & scepter. I may be off by a mile on this. It is more of a dark deep brown coin than these images show. But I had to mess with the images to show detail, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus was the first son of Emperor Septimius Severus and Empress Julia Domna. He is known better as Caracalla. Septimius Severus appointed Caracalla and his younger brother Geta to be co-rulers of the Roman Empire before he died. Shortly after his death, it is likely that Caracalla had Geta killed which made him sole emperor. He was a soldier first and an emperor second and left the administration responsibilities to his mother Julia Domna. His battles were with the Germanic people. He must have been a clean emperor, because he completed the Baths of Caracalla which were considered one of the seven wonders of Rome. There were many beautiful statues, mosaics and paintings on walls and ceilings. It had a capacity of as many as 1600 people. A model of Baths of Caracalla Edited July 14, 2022 by thenickelguy 12 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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