Coin of Tarsus with head of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 198–217

Mint: Cilicia, Tarsus


Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 19.50 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate head of Caracalla to right.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in field.
Reverse: Female figure (the Koinoboulion) with kalathos and veil, standing to right between two temples, eagle on one on left.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in field.


By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2970 [as ex Rogers Collection]); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert St., Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour