User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Coin of Attuda with bust of Caracalla, struck under Claudianus

Start collecting

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Emperor on horseback to right, spear in right hand, above a seated barbarian with hands tied and a suppliant barbarian. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 2505); by 1975: with Auctiones A.G., Aeschengraben 14, Basel (Auktion 5, December 2-3, 1975, lot 134); by 1976: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

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

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

Mint

Attuda, Asia: Caria

Dimensions

Diameter: 41 mm. Weight: 54.96 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.540

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins