Coin of Amasea with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 207


Mint: Pontus, Amasea

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 14.32 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.226

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla as Caesar to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Tyche standing, looking left, wearing modius, chiton and peplos. In right hand, rudder and in left, cornucopia.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in field at left.

Dated at year 209 = A.D. 207.

Provenance

By 1962: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin 18, no. 181); March 14, 1962: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 78.50 (this is the total price for 62.224–62.248)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour