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Caracalla, the young Emperor

Circular medal of Caracalla, the young Emperor (AD 211-17). Piereced at top. Obverse: Profile bust of Caracalla as youth looking to proper right, wearing a laurel crown; inscribed at edge "·ANTONINVS·PIVS·AVGVSTVS·". Reverse: Beaded rim at top for 3/4 of edge. Nude youth seated on rock at...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "·ANTONINVS·PIVS·AVGVSTVS·". Reverse: Inscribed above "·IO·SON·FINE·" and below "·M·CCCC·LXVI·".

Provenance

By 1959, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III; 1959, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to the MFA.

Credit Line

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

Italian, Renaissance, 1466

Object Place

Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Hill 423. Kress 143.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 89 mm (3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

59.557

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals