Coin of Byzantium with bust of Caracalla, struck under T. Aelius Capitolinus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 198–217

Mint: Thrace, Byzantium


Diameter: 40 mm. Weight: 36.32 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Caracalla to right, radiate, draped, cuirassed.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Caracalla on horseback, right, carrying spear in right hand, point upward and back.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.


By date unknown: Madame M. P. Collection; by 1959: with Hôtel Drouot, Paris (auction of Madame M. P. Collection), April 6-7, 1959, lot 288; purchased at the auction on behalf of MFA by Leu & Co.'s Bank, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank for $ 355.95 (this is the total price of 59.293-59.296); accessioned, May 14, 1959

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour