Aureus with bust of Caracalla, struck under Septimius Severus
about A.D. 196
Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.255 gm. Die Axis: 5
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Bust of Caracalla, draped, right.
Reverse: Spes walking to left, skirt in left hand, flower in right.
SPEIP E RPETVAE
By date unknown: Hall Park McCullough Collection; by 1967: with Stack's, 123 West 57th Street, New York (Stack's auction of Hall Park McCullough Collection, November 22, 1967, lot 913); purchased on behalf of MFA at Stack's auction by Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG, December 13, 1967
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour