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Coin of Heraclea Salbace with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Aesculapius seated to left, holding phiale in right hand, left hand resting on throne. Serpent coiled below phiale. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Heraclea Salbace, Asia: Caria

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 27.23 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1132

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins