Coin of Philippopolis with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–217

Mint: Thrace, Philippopolis


Diameter: 41.5 mm. Weight: 38.44 gm. Die Axis: 6

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Caracalla, laureate, draped, cuirassed, left.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Discus thrower, discus in left hand, three balls in right.
Inscription in Greek, around and in field.


By date unknown: H. C. Levis Collection; by 1925 with Naville & Cie., 6 & 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (auction 11 [H. C. Levis Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, June 18-20, lot 748); by date unknown: John W. Garrett Collection; 1942: bequeathed by John W. Garrett to The Johns Hopkins University; by date unknown: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc., 342 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90212 and Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland (auction of the Garrett Collection by order of The Johns Hopkins University, part 1, Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, May 17, 1984, lot 843); purchased at the Garrett auction on behalf of MFA by Selim Dere, West Side Jewelry, 7 Godwin Avenue, Ridgewood, N.J. 07450; June 13, 1984: purchased by MFA from Selim Dere

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour