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Coin of Abydus with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Legend in Greek. Reverse: Artemis of Abydos, holding a laurel branch, stands frontally between the Dioskouroi. Legend in Greek.

Provenance

By October 2000: with Frank Sternberg AG, Schanzengasse 10, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., 1102 Millersville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603, on behalf of MFA at Frank Sternberg Auction 35, Hotel Eden au Lac, Zurich, October 28-29, 2000, lot 603; December 13, 2000: purchased by MFA from Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 211–217

Mint

Abydus, Asia: Troas

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 24.29 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

2000.989

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins