Coin of Amorium with bust of Caracalla, struck under Elpis

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–217


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Amorium

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 18.58 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

1987.322

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: Herakles moves right, left hand on horn of Cretan bull, club in raised right hand. Bow below.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1987: with Fritz Bürki, Thurgauerstrasse 76, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Fritz Bürki, June 24, 1987

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour