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Coin of Adana with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Herakles standing, head to left, holding club in right hand, lion's skin over head and left shoulder. Inscription in Greek. See media screen for Greek inscriptions.

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 149); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Adana, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 20.51 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.918

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins