Coin of Smyrna in alliance with Pergamum with bust of Caracalla, struck under M. Aurelius Geminus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 213–216

Mint: Asia: Ionia and Mysia, Smyrna and Pergamum (Alliance)


Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 20.10 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Asklepios standing between the two Nemeses.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.


By 1891: Sir Hermann Weber Collection (purchased from A. Lawson, Smyrna, 1891); by 1918: purchased from Sir Hermann Weber's executors by Spink & Son, Ltd., 17 & 18 Piccadilly, London W 1 (L. Forrer, The Weber Collection, vol. 3, pt. 1, no. 6194); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III