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Coin of Tarsus with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Bust of Caracalla to right, wearing crown and garments of demiourgos. In field: Greek letter pi at left and right. Inscriptions in Greek around. Reverse: Elephant left, bird on shoulders, crown on back. Inscriptions in Greek around crown, in field, in exergue and around.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Tarsus, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5. mm. Weight: 28.54 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.3005

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins