Coin of Amorium with bust of Caracalla, struck under Elpis

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 198–217


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Amorium

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 17.70 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.215

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Athena (or Roma) seated to left, holding orb and parazonium; shield behind.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XX, no. 110); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 20, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour