Coin of Perinthus in alliance with Philadelphia with busts of Caracalla and Geta

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 209–212


Mint: Thrace and Lydia, Perinthus and Philadelphia (Alliance)

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 22.83 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.367

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: At left, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla facing draped, cuirassed bust of Geta at right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Table with lions’ feet holding two agonistic urns, two palms between.
Under table, amphora and five balls.
Inscriptions in Greek below and around.

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour