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Sestertius with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. MAVRELANTONINVS PIVSAVGGERM Reverse: Aesculapius, right hand on serpent-entwined rod, stands with head to left. At right, globe; at left, Telesphorus. PM.TRPXVIIIIMPIIICOSIIIIPP in field: S C


Said to be from the Weber Collection sale, lot 217; by date unknown: C. E. Mackerell Collection; by 1906: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Mackerell collection, May 16-18, 1906, lot 251); by date unknown: H. P. Hall Collection; 1950: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London (auction of the H. P. Hall Collection, part II, November 16-17, 20-21, lot 1723, partial); probably acquired in 1950 by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

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

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 215




Diameter: 32.5 mm. Weight: 24.05 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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