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Sestertius with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Bust of Caracalla, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. MAVRELANTONINVSPIVSAVGBRIT Reverse: Circus Maximus, with front arcade of eleven arches and large arch at right. Temple at left and colonnade of three tiers of arches in background. In center, obelisk and quadrigas. ...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; by 1949: with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, St. James's Streeet, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection, sold by order of the Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Estates Company, May 30-31, 1949, lot 283); by 1964: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., December 9, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 213

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 28.48 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

64.2143

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins