Coin of Tarsus with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 211–217


Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

63.2628

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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