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Coin of Prusa-ad-Olympum with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Caracalla right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Ajax, helmeted, falls on sword in right hand, shield before him. At left, rocks. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, May 12, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Prusa-ad-Olympum, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 7.94 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.533

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins