Coin of Sardis with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–217


Mint: Asia: Lydia, Sardis

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 7.40 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.158

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: Lion walking to left on club, with right paw raised, bee in front of mouth. Star above.
Inscription in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

One of a group of coins purchased in Greece or Asia Minor in 1963 by Cornelius C. Vermeule III on behalf of MFA with funds approved in advance by the Trustees; accessioned March 11, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour