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Coin of Pergamum with bust of Caracalla, struck under Iul. Anthimus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Asklepios standing at right holding serpent-staff in right hand. At left, Hygeia standing feeding serpent from patera. Inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Pergamum, Asia: Mysia

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 17.55 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.1096

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins