||4 assaria - Caracalla / Hades - Serapis - Tomis||
|26 mm diameter, 12.1 grams, AE
Obverse: laureate Caracalla to the right, draped and cuirassed bust, legend AVTKMAVP ANTΩNEINOC, outer pearl circle
|Reverse: Hades or Serapis sitting on a throne without back, to the left, wearing chiton and himation, right extended over Cerberus, his three-headed dog, with scepter in left hand, value D (Δ) into the field, legend MHTPOΠ ΠNTOV TOMEΩC (last word in exergue), outer pearl circle|
The ancient coin pictures above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of Mr. Răzvan Dobrin. The coin belongs to the category of provincial Roman coins, sometimes called Greek imperial. The coin corresponds to the description at number 1971 in the Moushmov catalog and is described in AMNG I at position 2829 (AMNG = Die antiken Münzen Nord-Griechenlands, B. Pick, 1898).