Aureus with bust of Caracalla, struck under Septimius Severus

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 196


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.255 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

67.1013

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Caracalla, draped, right.
MAVRANTO NINVSCAES
Reverse: Spes walking to left, skirt in left hand, flower in right.
SPEIP E RPETVAE

Provenance

By date unknown: Hall Park McCullough Collection; by 1967: with Stack's, 123 West 57th Street, New York (Stack's auction of Hall Park McCullough Collection, November 22, 1967, lot 913); purchased on behalf of MFA at Stack's auction by Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG, December 13, 1967

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour