Sestertius with bust of Caracalla

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 214–217


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 22.18 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

00.299

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Caracalla to right, laureate, draped and armed.
M AVREL ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
Reverse: Securitas seated to right before a lighted altar, resting her head on her right hand, and holding a long sceptre in the left.
SECVRITATI PERPETVAE S C

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund