Caracalla, Denarius, Emperor Sacrificing reverse, Scarce
AR; 19mm/3.5gm Rome Mint, c. 201-206 AD
Con/ about Extremely Fine; fresh and lustrous
Obv/ ANTONINVS PIVS AVG; laureate bust right.
Rev/ VOTA SVSCEPTA X; Emperor standing left, sacrificing out of patera above lighted tripod, and holding roll.
Ref/ RIC Vol IVa, 150 = Scarce
Seller's Note/ The legend VOTA SVSCEPTA X ( = Vows raised up) refers to the prayers of offering for the vows made at the beginning of a decade of reign. Looking at that sweet smiling face, one would never imagine what a real monster Caracalla would become.