Coin of Philippopolis with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–217


Mint: Thrace, Philippopolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 25.39 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.368

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Caracalla, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Prize crown on table with lions’ feet. Below table, palm and amphora.
Crown holds five balls.
Inscriptions in Greek on prize crown, around, and in exergue.

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