Contorniate with bust of Caracalla

Roman
Imperial Period
Mid–late 4th century A.D.


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 19.90 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1971.357

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla right.
At right, a monogram of the letters P and E.
ANTONINVS PIVSAVG
Reverse: Emperor facing front in quadriga.

Provenance

Said to be ex Spink, 1926; by date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W1 (auction of the Hall Collection, November 16-17, 20-21, lot 2159); by 1971: with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; September 28, 1971: purchased from Münzen und Medaillen AG by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, October 13, 1971

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock