Sestertius with bust of Caracalla
Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 28.48 gm. Die Axis: 1
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Obverse: Bust of Caracalla, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
Reverse: Circus Maximus, with front arcade of eleven arches and large arch at right. Temple at left and colonnade of three tiers of arches in background. In center, obelisk and quadrigas.
PMTRPXVIIMPII COSIIIIPP / SC (in exergue)
By date unknown: Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; by 1949: with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, St. James's Streeet, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection, sold by order of the Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Estates Company, May 30-31, 1949, lot 283); by 1964: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., December 9, 1964
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour