Coin of Sebaste with bust of Caracalla, struck under Lucillius Antonius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 198–217


Mint: Asia Minor: Phrygia, Sebaste

Dimensions

Diameter: 38.5 mm. Weight: 27.46 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1982.284

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Caracalla, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Athena stands at left, watching Perseus in the center, his head turned back, cutting off the head of kneeling Medusa.
Inscriptions in Greek in exergue and around.

Provenance

By 1982: with Bank Leu A.G., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland (auction 30, April 28, lot 407); purchased at auction 30 on behalf of MFA by Jeffrey Spier, P. O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, NY 10101; June 9, 1982: purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour