Coin of Caracalla

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 19 October 2016
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This coin of Caracalla, struck in 215 CE, was engraved with Christian graffiti by one of its owners. A Christian symbol (the chi-rho) was scratched just behind the bust, and the word PAX ("PEACE") can also be seen. Copper ally coin, from Cyzcus, modern-day Turkey. Circa 214-217 CE. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, October 19). Coin of Caracalla. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5944/coin-of-caracalla/

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