CARACALLA GOLD AUREUS – RARE SPES PUBLICA ISSUE CELEBRATING ELEVATION TO RANK OF AUGUSTUS – XF NGC GRADED ROMAN IMPERIAL COIN (Inv. 13380)
ROMAN EMPIRE. CARACALLA, AD 198-217
Gold Aureus, 7.26g, 19 mm, 12h, struck at Rome AD 198.
Obv. IMP CAES M AVR ANT AVG P TR P, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of young Caracalla right.
Rev. SPES PVBLICA, Spes advancing left, holding flower in her raised right hand and gathering her garment with her left.
RIC IV, Part I, 26b (here identified as “R” = rare; Calicó 2820.
NGC graded XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, one of the issues commemorating the elevation of young Caracalla to the rank of Augustus in AD 198.