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Coin of Ancyra with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Bust of Caracalla, laureate, right. Inscription in Greek Reverse: Athlete with palm, crowning himself. Inscriptions in Greek around and in field to left and right. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia, Pa. (said to be from the art market in Turkey); November 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 375.- (this is the total price for 61.1121-61.1127)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Ancyra, Galatia

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 20.30 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

61.1126

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins