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Aureus with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. ANTONINVSPIVSAVGGERM Reverse: Caracalla, laureate and in military dress, sacrifices before the temple of Aesculapius at Pergamum. He holds a scepter and a patera above a small altar. Within the temple in front of the emperor is a...

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Provenance

By 2004: with Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 31 N. Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602 (according to the warranty attached to the bill of sale, the aureus was purchased in London and was possibly found in Lebanon); June 23, 2004: purchased by MFA from Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 215

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 043.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.08 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

2004.245

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins