Coin of Amasea with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 206

Mint: Pontus, Amasea


Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 15.23 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Tyche standing front, looking to left, holds rudder in right hand,
cornucopia in left.
Inscription in Greek around and in field at left and right.


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour