Coin of Lower Cilbiani (Cilbiani Inferiores) with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–217


Mint: Asia: Lydia, Lower Cilbiani

Dimensions

Diameter: 48.5 mm. Weight: 55.70 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.954

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: At right, emperor, in military costume, holding patera in right hand over flaming altar. To left of altar Asklepios with serpent staff in right hand. At extreme left, Hygeia holding serpent. Telesphoros between her and Asklepios.
Inscription in Greek in exergue.

Provenance

By 1963: with Spink and Son, Ltd., 5-7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1, England; purchased by MFA from Spink and Son, Ltd., June 5, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour