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Coin of Nicaea with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Bust of Caracalla, laureate, right. At left, counterstamp: Victory. (Inscription in Greek) Reverse: Emperor enthroned left, prize crown in right hand, vase in front of him. (Inscriptions in Greek) (around, on throne, and in exergue) (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1982: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, New York, N.Y., December 9, 1982, lot 111); purchased at Waddell auction 1 on behalf of MFA by Jeffrey Spier, P.O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10101; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, January 12, 1983

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Nicaea, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 26.60 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

1983.6

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins