Coin of Amasea with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 207


Mint: Pontus, Amasea

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 14.37 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1184

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Emperor, laureate, cuirassed, draped, stands holding spear in left hand, extending right with patera over lighted tripod. Star in field to left.
At right, Greek letters. Inscription in Greek around.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour