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Coin of Sebaste with bust of Caracalla, struck under Lucillius Antonius

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Obverse: Bust of Caracalla, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. (Inscription in Greek) Reverse: Athena stands at left, watching Perseus in the center, his head turned back, cutting off the head of kneeling Medusa. (Inscriptions in Greek in exergue and around)

Provenance

By 1982: with Bank Leu A.G., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland (auction 30, April 28, lot 407); purchased at auction 30 on behalf of MFA by Jeffrey Spier, P. O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, NY 10101; June 9, 1982: purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Sebaste, Asia Minor: Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 38.5 mm. Weight: 27.46 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1982.284

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins