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Denarius with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: bust of Caracalla, laureate, draped right. ANTONINVS PIVSAVG Reverse: The Dea Caelestis, holding thunderbolt in right hand and sceptre in left, riding on lion running right, over waters gushing from rock, left. INDVLGE NTIAAVGG In ex.: INCARTH

Provenance

Source Unknown; accessioned by MFA, 1932

Credit Line

Source unidentified

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 201–206

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 2.75 gm.

Accession Number

32.1273

Medium or Technique

Silver

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins