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Coin of Sardis with bust of Caracalla, struck under C. Claudius Mithrus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Herakles stands at left, club in right hand, bow in left looking toward Dionysos standing at right holding kantharos in right hand, thyrsos in left, panther at his feet. Inscriptions in Greek around...

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Provenance

By 1973: with A. H. Baldwin and Sons Ltd., 11 Adelphi Terrace, London WC2N 6BJ, England; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons Ltd., December 12, 1973

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Sardis, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 24.96 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1973.603

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins