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Coin of Tarsus with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Caracalla to left. Inscription in Greek around and Greek letter in field at left and right. Reverse: Lion walking to right. Inscriptions in Greek around, above, and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2968); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert St., Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Tarsus, Cilicia


Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 19.54 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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