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212 NGC MS Caracalla Roman Empire Denarius Nude Hercules Lion Skin Superb Style (19122202D)

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  • Mint State dated Roman Empire silver denarius, issued 212 CE, 3.26g, RIC 192.
  • Certified by NGC to MS, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5. 
  • Issued during joint reign of Caracalla & Geta as co-Emperors.
  • Well struck, superb style with fully detailed portrait of Caracalla and depiction of the nude Hercules.
  • During this time period Caracalla identified with Hercules and began erratic behavior. 
  • Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate bust of emperor facing right.
  • Reverse: PM TR P XV COS III P P, Hercules nude standing left holding branch club and club with lion-skin.