Sestertius with bust of Caracalla

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 213


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 21.19 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1998.500

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right.
MAVRELANTONINVSPIVSAVGBRIT
Reverse: Circus Maximus, with spina and quadrigae.
PMTRPXVIIMPII in ex.: COSIIIIPP/SC

Provenance

Said to be from the Lawrence Collection (sold at Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, January 17, 1951, lot 1181); purchased for Cornelius C. Vermeule III at the Lawrence Sale by L. Forrer, Sr.; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III