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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)


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

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

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 206


Neocaesarea, Pontus


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

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The Ancient World


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