Caracalla, AR Denarius, Hercules, 212 AD
Ruler/Emperor:
Caracalla
City/Region:
Rome
Denomination:
AR Denarius
Composition:
Silver
Date:
212 AD
Obverse:
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right
Reverse:
PM TR P XV COS III P P, Hercules standing front with branch, club and lion skin
Size:
19mm
Grade:
gEF
Reference:
RIC 192, RSC 196

Superb portrait. Coin has almost no wear despite its ancient age. Coin would make a great addition to any collection with a mythological theme. Arguably the most well known mythological creature, Hercules, the son of God, was known for his great strength. Caracalla, is known for being one of the cruelest of the Roman Emperors. The name "Caracalla" was reportedly named after a long Gallic cloak which he wore.