Coin of Hadrianopolis with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–217


Mint: Thrace, Hadrianopolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 12.55 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.50

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla with head to left, holding spear and shield decorated with Nike.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Triptolemos to right in biga drawn by winged serpents.
Below, Gaia seated left, holding two grain ears.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1998: with Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., P.O. Box 479, Lancaster, Pa. 17608, Auction 45, Mail Bid Sale, March 18, 1998, lot 835; purchased by MFA from Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., April 22, 1998

Credit Line

Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins, by exchange