Coin of Blaundus with bust of Caracalla, struck under Ti. Claudius Alexander

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–217


Mint: Asia: Lydia, Blaundus

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 15.42 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.1210

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Herakles to right, holding lion’s mane with left hand, swings club with right. He wears lion’s skin over left shoulder.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour