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Contorniate with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed, draped bust of Caracalla to right. MAVRELANTONINVSPIVSAVGBRIT. Reverse: Bacchus standing in center, looking to left, staff in raised left hand, in lowered right, kantharos. Two followers on each side. Panther below kantharos.


By 1937: with Münzhandlung Basel, Aeschenvorstadt 37, Basel, Switzerland (Münzhandlung Basel, auction 8, March 22-23, 1937, lot 1119); by 1961: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley, California; October 11, 1961: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 288- (this is the total price for 61.1068–61.1072)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, Mid–late 4th century A.D.



Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 104.


Diameter: 38.5 Weight: 20.69 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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