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Coin of Hadrianopolis with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla with head to left, holding spear and shield decorated with Nike. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Triptolemos to right in biga drawn by winged serpents. Below, Gaia seated left, holding two grain ears. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1998: with Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., P.O. Box 479, Lancaster, Pa. 17608, Auction 45, Mail Bid Sale, March 18, 1998, lot 835; purchased by MFA from Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., April 22, 1998

Credit Line

Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins, by exchange

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

Mint

Hadrianopolis, Thrace

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 12.55 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.50

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins