Coin of Tarsus with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–217

Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus


Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 21.27 gm. Die Axis: 1

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right.
In field left and right: Greek letter.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Galley with sail set, to right.
Inscriptions in Greek in field above and at right, in exergue, and around.


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward auction by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour