Coin of Diocaesarea with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 198–217


Mint: Cilicia, Diocaesarea

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 17.41 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1984.14

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: Athena standing in quadriga to left, thunderbolt in right hand,
shield with aegis in left.
Inscription in Greek.

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

By 1983: with Frank Sternberg, Bahnhofstrasse 84, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland (Sternberg auction 13, Hotel Bellerive au Lac, Utoquai 47, Zurich, November 17-18, 1983, lot 781); purchased at Sternberg auction 13 on behalf of MFA by Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, January 18, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour