Coin of Ancyra with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 198–217


Mint: Galatia, Ancyra

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 20.30 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

61.1126

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Caracalla, laureate, right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Athlete with palm, crowning himself.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in field to left and right.

Provenance

1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia, Pa. (said to be from the art market in Turkey); November 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 375.- (this is the total price for 61.1121-61.1127)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour