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Coin of Augusta Traiana (Trajanopolis) with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Emperor, spear in raised right hand, rides to right. Fallen barbarian, hands tied behind back (?) at right. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for inscriptions)


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward auction by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Augusta Traiana (Trajanopolis), Thrace


Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 15.23 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


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