Coin of Samos with busts of Caracalla and Septimius Severus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 198–211

Mint: Asia: Ionia (Islands off), Samos


Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 20 gm. Die Axis: 4

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped busts of Caracalla at left facing Septimius Severus at right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Septimius Severus on horseback right, draped, cuirassed, aiming javelin with right hand; below horse, a prostrate enemy.
Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: Madame M. P. Collection; by 1959: with Hôtel Drouot, Paris (auction of Madame M. P. Collection), April 6-7, 1959, lot 272; purchased at the Drouot 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