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Aureus with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Bust of Caracalla, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. ANTONINVS PIVSAVG Reverse: Dea Caelestis seated facing on lion, running right near fountatin; in right hand drum, in left scepter. INDVLGENTIA AVGG INCARTH (in exergue)

Provenance

By 1953: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 12, June 11-13, 1953, lot 836); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 10, 1953, for $ 309.98

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 203–204

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 7.43 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

53.2021

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins