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Sestertius with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Bust of Caracalla to right, laureate, draped and cuirassed. MAVRELANTONINVSPIVSAVGGERM Reverse: Aesculapius, standing facing, holding rod, around which serpent is coiled. At left small figure of Telesphorus; at right, globe. PMTRPXVIIIIMPIIICOSIIIIPP S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

1935, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 4, 1935)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 215

Mint

Rome, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm. Weight: 27.28 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

35.235

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins