Coin of Caesarea with bust of Tranquillina

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 242–243


Mint: Cappadocia, Caesarea

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 8.75 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.2642

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Tranquillina, wearing stephane, to right.
Countermark: Greek letter delta (?).
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Mount Argaeus on altar.
Inscriptions in Greek above and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour