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: 45.5 mm. Weight: 46.41 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

69.957

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right, gorgoneion on cuirass.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Caracalla in military attire on horseback right, right hand raised, head turned back.
At right statue of Asklepios on pedestal. At left soldier following horse.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1969: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1, England; purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd., June 11, 1969

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour