Coin of Sardis with bust of Caracalla, struck under Cor. Vettenianus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 198–217


Mint: Asia: Lydia, Sardis

Dimensions

Diameter: 41.5 mm. Weight: 35.25 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1987.304

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Caracalla right, laureate, draped, cuirassed, aegis on left shoulder.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Hades supporting Persephone and driving quadriga of galloping horses right. Below, overturned vase and serpent right.
Greek inscriptions around and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection, Istanbul, Turkey (SNG von Aulock, no. 3158); by date unknown: with Bank Leu AG, Postfach 4738, CH-8022 Zurich, Switzerland; June 24, 1987: purchased by MFA from Bank Leu AG

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour