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Coin of Diocaesarea with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Athena standing in quadriga to left, thunderbolt in right hand, shield with aegis in left. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

By 1983: with Frank Sternberg, Bahnhofstrasse 84, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland (Sternberg auction 13, Hotel Bellerive au Lac, Utoquai 47, Zurich, November 17-18, 1983, lot 781); purchased at Sternberg auction 13 on behalf of MFA by Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, January 18, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Diocaesarea, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 17.41 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1984.14

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins