Aureus with bust of Caracalla

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 203–204


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 7.43 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

53.2021

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Caracalla, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
ANTONINVS PIVSAVG
Reverse: Dea Caelestis seated facing on lion, running right near fountatin; in right hand drum, in left scepter.
INDVLGENTIA AVGG INCARTH (in exergue)

Provenance

By 1953: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 12, June 11-13, 1953, lot 836); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 10, 1953, for $ 309.98

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour