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Coin of Prusa-ad-Olympum with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Ajax falling on his sword to left. At left, rocks. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1982: with Jeffrey Spier, P.O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10101; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, April 14, 1982

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Prusa-ad-Olympum, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 6.72 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1982.236

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins