Sestertius with bust of Caracalla

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 215


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 24.90 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1998.502

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right, with aegis (?).
MAVRELANTONINVSPIVSAVGGERM
Reverse: Radiate lion to left, thunderbolt in jaws.
PMTRPXVIIIIMPIIICOSIIIIPP in ex.: SC

Provenance

Said to have been in the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; 1949: probably 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 458); by 1953: with A. H. Baldwin; August 15, 1953: purchased from A. H. Baldwin by Cornelius C. Vermeule III: gift of Mrs. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

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