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Coin of Byzantium with bust of Caracalla, struck under T. Aelius Capitolinus

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Obverse: Bust of Caracalla to right, radiate, draped, cuirassed. (Inscription in Greek). Reverse: Caracalla on horseback, right, carrying spear in right hand, point upward and back. (Inscription in Greek around and in exergue).

Provenance

By date unknown: Madame M. P. Collection; by 1959: with Hôtel Drouot, Paris (auction of Madame M. P. Collection), April 6-7, 1959, lot 288; purchased at the auction on behalf of MFA by Leu & Co.'s Bank, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank for $ 355.95 (this is the total price of 59.293-59.296); accessioned, May 14, 1959

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Byzantium, Thrace

Dimensions

Diameter: 40 mm. Weight: 36.32 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

59.296

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins