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Aureus with bust of Caracalla, struck under Septimius Severus

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Obverse: Bust of Caracalla, draped, right. MAVRANTO NINVSCAES Reverse: Spes walking to left, skirt in left hand, flower in right. SPEIP E RPETVAE

Provenance

By date unknown: Hall Park McCullough Collection; by 1967: with Stack's, 123 West 57th Street, New York (Stack's auction of Hall Park McCullough Collection, November 22, 1967, lot 913); purchased on behalf of MFA at Stack's auction by Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG, December 13, 1967

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 196

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.255 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

67.1013

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins