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Roman Empire Silver Denarius of Caracalla - AD 198-217 - Seven Hills Hoard NGC Ch. VF

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Roman Empire Silver Denarius of Caracalla - AD 198-217 NGC Ch VF

This silver coin is over 1,800 years old and depicts the Roman emperor, Carcalla, from 198 AD to 217 AD. As the son of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna, he reigned jointly with his father until he died in 211 AD. He then ruled side-by-side with his brother, Geta. This turned sour when both had intentions of rising to have full power. Because of Carcalla's great desire to have sole reign, he had Geta assassinated during a mediation meeting that was planned by their mother. It is believed that Geta died in his mother's arms.

It turned out that Caracalla ended up becoming one of the most notorious and despised emperors of the Roman Empire because he claimed that he killed his brother in self defense, rather than out of spite. When inhabitants of Alexandria heard this claim, they produced a satire which mocked him. In response to their hateful words, Caracalla slaughtered 20,000 of Alexandria's citizens. This action left him notorious for his time as Emperor.

The Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) has graded this ancient Roman coin as Ch VF, which stands for Choice Very Fine. On the Sheldon Scale, which ranges from 1 to 70, this coin falls at the grade range of 30-35.

About the Seven Hills Hoard

The Seven Hills of Rome are set near the Tiber river, and they make up the heart of the ancient city. Coins found in this area, more than 7,000, were discovered and thought to have been buried some time near 250 AD. This coin, a silver denarius, was the standard silver coin of the Roman world from 211 BC up though 240 AD. Based on what was tradition in Rome, the denarius features a portrait of a member of the ruling family form the time it was made -- in this case that would be Caracalla. The reverse of these coins would vary but would most often depict a god, goddess, or personification.

Many of the silver denarius coins that have been found in The Seven Hills have been discovered and authenticated, like this one, but still, quantities are limited.

Why add The Seven Hills Hoard Silver Denarius to your collection?

This is a great options for the coin collector that desires to add an ancient, rare treasure to their collection. Filled with history of the Roman Empire, and graded to ensure authenticity, there is no better way to fulfill your want for an ancient coin.

This Roman Empire Silver Denarius of Caracalla - AD 198-217 - Seven Hills Hoard NGC Ch. VF is proudly minted by the Roman Mint. The expansive Roman Empire struck many varieties of coins throughout its reign. Carthage, Constantinople, and Alexandria were some of the empire's most prominent mints.

Year of Issue:AD 198-217
Mint:Roman Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch. VF
Country:Roman Empire
Legal Tender:Roman Empire
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It is a beautiful well preserved coin especially for its age. I am amazed at the detail and the quality of the piece.
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