Sestertius with bust of Caracalla

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 215


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 24.05 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1998.501

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right.
MAVRELANTONINVS PIVSAVGGERM
Reverse: Aesculapius, right hand on serpent-entwined rod, stands with head to left.
At right, globe; at left, Telesphorus.
PM.TRPXVIIIIMPIIICOSIIIIPP in field: S C

Provenance

Said to be from the Weber Collection sale, lot 217; by date unknown: C. E. Mackerell Collection; by 1906: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Mackerell collection, May 16-18, 1906, lot 251); by date unknown: H. P. Hall Collection; 1950: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London (auction of the H. P. Hall Collection, part II, November 16-17, 20-21, lot 1723, partial); probably acquired in 1950 by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; 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