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Coin of Amorium with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Athena, helmeted, seated left, holds spear in left hand, shield beside it, in right hand, globe on which stands Nike to right bearing wreath. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 7); 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

Amorium, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 20.23 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.795

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins