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Coin of Tarsus with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Bust of Caracalla to left, wearing crown and garments of demiourgos. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Athena running right, head left, holds Nike with wreath in right hand, shield in left. Inscriptions in Greek in field, in exergue and around.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., October 17, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Tarsus, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 16.65 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1513

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins