Coin of Tarsus with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–217


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 17.96 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

67.899

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Caracalla to right wearing crown and garments of demiourgos.
Inscriptions in Greek in field and around.
Reverse: Draped bust of Julia Domna left, crescent behind shoulders.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By about 1961: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (said to be from the R. Cyril Lockett Collection); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 13, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III