Coin of Sardis in alliance with Ephesus with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–217


Mint: Asia: Lydia and Ionia, Sardis and Ephesus (Alliance)

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 24.58 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.7

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Cult statues of Kore at left and Ephesian Artemis at right held by standing city goddesses.
Garland above.
Inscription in Greek around, between figures, and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1965: with Bank Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Bank Leu & Co., January 13, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour