Coin of Philippopolis with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–217


Mint: Thrace, Philippopolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 41 mm. Weight: 36.67 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

58.695

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Caracalla, laureate, left, wearing aegis on left shoulder.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Herakles nude, standing left, club in right hand, lionskin in left.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Herbert Cahn, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Herbert Cahn, September 18, 1958, for $ 47.18

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour