Coin of Midaeum with bust of Caracalla, struck under Cl. Aelianus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
about A.D. 203


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Midaeum

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 19.87 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

1984.426

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Zeus stands left, wearing himation over shoulder and lower body, holding scepter-staff in left hand and phiale in right. Eagle at left, by right foot, looks upward.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in field.

Provenance

By 1982: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, 106 Central Park South, New York City, December 9, 1982, lot 393); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., September 12, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour