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Coin of Hierapolis with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Caracalla right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Demeter, veiled, in long chiton and peplos, stands front, head left, holding torch in left hand, corn ears in right. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, May 12, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Hierapolis, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 7.33 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.540

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins