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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. Inscriptions in Greek in field and around. Reverse: Draped bust of Julia Domna left, crescent behind shoulders. Inscription in Greek. (See media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By about 1961: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (said to be from the R. Cyril Lockett Collection); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 13, 1967

Credit Line

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

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

Mint

Tarsus, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 17.96 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

67.899

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins