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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)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Augusta Traiana (Trajanopolis), Thrace

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

63.2588

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins