Coin of Diocaesarea with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
about A.D. 205


Mint: Cilicia, Diocaesarea

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 22.52 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.1127

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla as the young Augustus, to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Athena in quadriga to left, thunderbolt in raised right hand, oval shield in left; snakes around shield.
Inscription in Greek.

Inscription

See attached media

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