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Coin of Argos with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Ares standing to left, spear in right hand, parazonium in left. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, November 9, 1966

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 196–198

Mint

Argos, Achaea: Argolid

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 8.90 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

66.927

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins