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Coin of Amorium with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Rhea seated right before flaming altar. At left, seated infant Zeus. Above, eagle. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1982: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, 106 Central Park South, New York, Dec. 9, lot 330); by 1983: with Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, November 9, 1983

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 198–217

Mint

Amorium, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 7.78 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

1983.413

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins