as Caesar AD 195 - 198
as Augustus AD 198 - 217 (28 January AD 198 - 8 April 217)
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (earlier Lucius Septimius Bassianus) nicknamed Caracallus because of the hooded cloak which was his favorite dress during his late reign.
Son of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna;
Brother of Geta;
Husband of Plautilla;
Hephew of Julia Maesa;
Cousin of Julia Soaemias and Julia Mamaea.
AD 195 - 198 - Caesar under Septimius Severus
AD 198 - 209 - co-Emperor with Septimius Severus
AD 209 - 211 - co-Emperor with Septimius Severus and Geta
AD 211 - co-Emperor with Geta
AD 211 - 217 - sole reign
Septimius Basianus, renamed Marcus Aurelius Antoninus in 196 A.D. (when he was made Caesar), was born on April 6th 188 A.D. He was elevated as Augustus in198 A.D. Caracalla was murdered on April 8th 217. The name "Caracalla" came from the Latin name for a hooded cloak which the Germans were wearing at that time. In 213 A.D., Caracalla started wearing it and got his nickname.
Mints: Rome, Laodicea ad Mare.
List all Caracalla (Antoninus) coins in the Catalog.