Coin of Cyzicus with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–217


Mint: Asia: Mysia, Cyzicus

Dimensions

Diameter: 40.5 mm. Weight: 38.98 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1975.358

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Caracalla, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right, with aegis,
spear on left shoulder.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Emperor stands between two standards, spear in left hand,
phiale above altar in right.
Inscription in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1957: H. von Aulock Collection (Sylloge, no. 1277); by 1975: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction 52, 1975, lot 706); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. at auction 52; accessioned September 10, 1975

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour