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Coin of Neocaesarea with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed (?) bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Tetrastyle temple, within which statue on cippus. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

Said to be from the Ratto Sale, 1927, lot 1683; by date unknown; R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 206

Mint

Neocaesarea, Pontus

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 13.81 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.532

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins