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Coin of Tarsus with head of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Inscriptions in Greek around and in fields. Reverse: Female figure (the Koinoboulion) with kalathos and veil, standing to right between two temples, eagle on one on left. Inscriptions in Greek around and in fields. (see media screen for Greek...

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Provenance

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 2970 [as ex Rogers Collection]); 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/-/-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Tarsus, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 19.50 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.1063

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins