Contorniate with bust of Caracalla

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


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 104.

Dimensions

Diameter: 38.5 Weight: 20.69 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.1072

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tokens and contorniates

Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed, draped bust of Caracalla to right. MAVRELANTONINVSPIVSAVGBRIT.
Reverse: Bacchus standing in center, looking to left, staff in raised left hand, in lowered right, kantharos. Two followers on each side. Panther below kantharos.

Provenance

By 1937: with Münzhandlung Basel, Aeschenvorstadt 37, Basel, Switzerland (Münzhandlung Basel, auction 8, March 22-23, 1937, lot 1119); by 1961: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley, California; October 11, 1961: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 288- (this is the total price for 61.1068–61.1072)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour