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Sestertius with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. MAVRELANTONINVSPIVSAVGBRIT Reverse: Circus Maximus, with spina and quadrigae. PMTRPXVIIMPII in ex.: COSIIIIPP/SC

Provenance

Said to be from the Lawrence Collection (sold at Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, January 17, 1951, lot 1181); purchased for Cornelius C. Vermeule III at the Lawrence Sale by L. Forrer, Sr.; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

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

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 213

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 21.19 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1998.500

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins