Sestertius with bust of Caracalla

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 215


Mint: Italy, Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 27.28 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

35.235

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 to right, laureate, draped and cuirassed.
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Reverse: Aesculapius, standing facing, holding rod, around which serpent is coiled.
At left small figure of Telesphorus; at right, globe.
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Provenance

1935, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 4, 1935)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)