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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.

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