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Coin of Sardis with bust of Caracalla, struck under Cor. Vettenianus

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Obverse: Bust of Caracalla right, laureate, draped, cuirassed, aegis on left shoulder. (Inscription in Greek). Reverse: Hades supporting Persephone and driving quadriga of galloping horses right. Below, overturned vase and serpent right. (Greek inscriptions around and in exergue).


By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection, Istanbul, Turkey (SNG von Aulock, no. 3158); by date unknown: with Bank Leu AG, Postfach 4738, CH-8022 Zurich, Switzerland; June 24, 1987: purchased by MFA from Bank Leu AG

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Sardis, Asia: Lydia


Diameter: 41.5 mm. Weight: 35.25 gm. Die Axis: 6

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