Coin of Caesarea with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–217


Mint: Cappadocia, Caesarea

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 26.73 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

59.244

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate bust of Caracalla to right, draped and cuirassed.
Countermark in right field: head.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Mt. Argaeus, on which three statues, each with scepter;
at base, tetrastyle temple.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin VIII, no. 94); purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art, April 9, 1959, for $ 196.50 (this is the total price for 59.232-59.244)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour