Sestertius with bust of Caracalla

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 213


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 28.48 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

64.2143

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Caracalla, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
MAVRELANTONINVSPIVSAVGBRIT
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)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour