Sestertius with bust of Caracalla

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 211


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 23.22 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1986.899

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Caracalla, laureate, right.
MAVRELANTONI NVSPIVSAVGBRIT
Reverse: Victory standing right, left foot on helmet, erecting trophy. At right, Britannia stands facing front, seated barbarian at her feet.
VICTBRITTRPXIIIICOSIII SC (in exergue)

Provenance

Said to be from the Allen sale, March 1898, no. 130 and the Hazlitt sale, July 6, 1909, no. 182; by date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection; by 1950: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the H. P. Hall Collection, part 2, November 16-17, 20-21, 1950, lot 1728, partial); by 1952: with A. H. Baldwin, Robert Street, London; November 14, 1952: purchased from A. H. Baldwin by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; December 17, 1986: gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule