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Coin of Pergamum with bust of Caracalla (probably used as a mirror or lid of a jar)

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Plain. Used in antiquity as a mirror or a lid of a small jar. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By about 1950: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, February 9, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Pergamum, Asia: Mysia

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 13.12 gm.

Accession Number

66.70

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins