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Coin of Philippopolis with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Bust of Caracalla, laureate, left, wearing aegis on left shoulder. (Inscription in Greek). Reverse: Herakles nude, standing left, club in right hand, lionskin in left. (Inscription in Greek).

Provenance

By date unknown: with Herbert Cahn, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Herbert Cahn, September 18, 1958, for $ 47.18

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Philippopolis, Thrace

Dimensions

Diameter: 41 mm. Weight: 36.67 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

58.695

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins