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Sestertius with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Bust of Caracalla to right, laureate, draped and armed. M AVREL ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Reverse: Securitas seated to right before a lighted altar, resting her head on her right hand, and holding a long sceptre in the left. SECVRITATI PERPETVAE S C

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 214–217

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 22.18 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

00.299

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins