Coin of Tarsus with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–217


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 18.55 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

63.3006

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right.
Inscriptions in Greek in field and around.
Reverse: Wolf to right, nursing twins.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour