Coin of Amorium with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 198–217


Mint: Asia: Phrygia, Amorium

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 7.78 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

1983.413

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Caracalla to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Rhea seated right before flaming altar.
At left, seated infant Zeus. Above, eagle.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1982: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, 106 Central Park South, New York, Dec. 9, lot 330); by 1983: with Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, November 9, 1983

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour