Coin of Thyatira with bust of Caracalla, struck under Glycon

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 198–217

Mint: Asia: Lydia, Thyatira


Diameter: 42 mm. Weight: 39.21 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right,
Gorgoneion on left shoulder.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: At right, rivergod seated left, overturned vase in right hand, facing
standing humped bull. Tree behind.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.


By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, 1968, no. 8278); by 1974: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland (Leu auction 10, Hotel Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, Zurich, May 29, 1974, lot 244); purchased on behalf of MFA at the Leu auction by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6, & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1;
purchased by MFA from Spink and Son Ltd., November 13, 1974

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour