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Coin of Diocaesarea with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla as the young Augustus, to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Athena in quadriga to left, thunderbolt in raised right hand, oval shield in left; snakes around shield. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek...

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Inscription

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Provenance

1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia, Pa. (said to be from the art market in Turkey); November 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 375.- (this is the total price for 61.1121-61.1127)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 205

Mint

Diocaesarea, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 22.52 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.1127

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins