Coin of Pergamum with bust of Caracalla, struck under M. Caerelius Attalus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 198–217


Mint: Asia: Mysia, Pergamum

Dimensions

Diameter: 46 mm. Weight: 49.48 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

58.13

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Caracalla, laureate, right, wearing cuirass ornamented with gorgoneion.
Inscription in Greek around.
Reverse: Caracalla, in military dress, standing left, saluting Asklepian serpent coiled around tree; between, statue of Telesphoros on base, facing.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston, Mass.; purchased by MFA from Hugo Weissmann, January 9, 1958, for
$ 350.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour