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Coin of Amorium with bust of Caracalla, struck under Elpis

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Herakles moves right, left hand on horn of Cretan bull, club in raised right hand. Bow below. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1987: with Fritz Bürki, Thurgauerstrasse 76, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Fritz Bürki, June 24, 1987

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Amorium, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 18.58 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

1987.322

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins