Coin of Nicaea with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 198–217

Mint: Bithynia, Nicaea


Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 26.60 gm. Die Axis: 7

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Caracalla, laureate, right.
At left, counterstamp: Victory.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Emperor enthroned left, prize crown in right hand, vase in front of him.
Inscriptions in Greek around, on throne, and in exergue.


By 1982: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, New York, N.Y., December 9, 1982, lot 111); purchased at Waddell auction 1 on behalf of MFA by Jeffrey Spier, P.O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10101; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, January 12, 1983

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour