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Coin of Smyrna in alliance with Pergamum with bust of Caracalla, struck under M. Aurelius Geminus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Asklepios standing between the two Nemeses. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1891: Sir Hermann Weber Collection (purchased from A. Lawson, Smyrna, 1891); by 1918: purchased from Sir Hermann Weber's executors by Spink & Son, Ltd., 17 & 18 Piccadilly, London W 1 (L. Forrer, The Weber Collection, vol. 3, pt. 1, no. 6194); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 213–216

Mint

Smyrna and Pergamum (Alliance), Asia: Ionia and Mysia

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 20.10 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1399

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins