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204 NGC XF Caracalla Roman Empire Denarius Bacchus Hercules Secular Games (21082601C)

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  • Extremely Fine Emperor Caracalla Roman Empire silver denarius coin.
  • Commemorative type issued 204 CE during joint reign with his father, Septimius Severus.
  • Foss 30, RIC 74a (rated R2).
  • Certified by NGC to XF.   
  • Rare historic issue minted during the celebration of the Secular Games in 204 CE with honors to Bacchus and Hercules, sacrifices, games, and a donative.
  • Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate bust of emperor as boy.
  • Reverse: COS LVDOS SAECVL FEC, Bacchus on left, standing right holding cup and thyrsus; facing him Hercules on right, standing left, holding club and lion-skin; at feet of Bacchus a panther.
  • Bacchus was the Roman god of agriculture, wine and fertility copied from the Greek god. His plants were vines and twirling ivy.