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Coin of Sardis in alliance with Ephesus with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Cult statues of Kore at left and Ephesian Artemis at right held by standing city goddesses. Garland above. Inscription in Greek around, between figures, and in exergue. (see media screen...

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Provenance

By 1965: with Bank Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Bank Leu & Co., January 13, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Sardis and Ephesus (Alliance), Asia: Lydia and Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 24.58 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.7

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins