Lot 259. Thrace, Augusta Traiana. Caracalla. A.D. 198-217. Æ.
Thrace, Augusta Traiana. Caracalla. A.D. 198-217. Æ (31 mm, 16.96 g, 6 h). AVT M AVPH ANTΩNINO[C], laureate and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right, with aegis on backplate / AVΓOVC-THC TPAIN/HC, serpent with radiate head coiled right. Schönert-Geiss - (but dies V106/R170 [J. Domna]); Varbanov 1196 (same dies as illus.); Varbanov (2002 ed.) 284 (this coin illus.). Green and black patina, a few cleaning marks. Nice very fine.
From the Expatriate Collection. Ex Dr. George Spradling Collection (CNG E357, 12 August 2015), 232; CNG E156 (17 January 2007), 111; CNG E13 (2 October 2000), 60538.
The Expatriate Collection
Expatriate comes from the Latin roots ex-, ""away from,"" and patria, ""one's native country."" The Expatriate Collection was formed by an American who has lived abroad for nearly fourteen years in Japan, Europe, Canada, and the Middle East. His collection was formed almost exclusively while living outside the United States.