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Coin of Cyzicus with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Bust of Caracalla, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right, with aegis, spear on left shoulder. (Inscription in Greek) Reverse: Emperor stands between two standards, spear in left hand, phiale above altar in right. (Inscription in Greek) (in exergue) (Inscription in Greek)


By 1957: H. von Aulock Collection (Sylloge, no. 1277); by 1975: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction 52, 1975, lot 706); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. at auction 52; accessioned September 10, 1975

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Cyzicus, Asia: Mysia


Diameter: 40.5 mm. Weight: 38.98 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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