Sestertius with bust of Caracalla

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 217


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 18.97 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

68.458

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. MAVRELANTONINVSPIVSAVGGERM
Reverse: Sol, cloak streaming from shoulders, stands left behind quadriga of four prancing horses.
PMTRPXXIMPIIICOSIIIIPP in ex: SC

Provenance

By date unknown: Sir Charles Oman Collection; by 1968: with Christie, Manson & Woods, 8 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Oman collection, July 2, 1968, lot 181, partial); purchased on behalf of MFA at Christie's auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., September 11, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour