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298, Lot: 295. Estimate $500.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Caracalla. AD 198-217. Æ Sestertius (30mm, 24.45 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 211. Laureate bust right, slight drapery / Victory standing right, left foot on helmet, erecting trophy; to right, woman standing facing; to her left, bound British captive seated left. RIC IV 483d; Banti 133. Near VF, dark greenish-brown patina with some deposits and minor roughness.


Ex Robert O. Ebert Collection.

Septimius Severus waged his last military campaign against the Caledionians on the northern border of Britain, where he himself died at his campaign headquarters at York in February AD 211. This issue began shortly before Septimius' death, and announced his and Caracalla’s victory over the British, although this "victory" was more propaganda than reality.