Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Caracalla

A work made of gold.
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Date:

216, issued by Caracalla

Artist:

Roman; minted in Rome

About this artwork

Obverse: Bust of Caracalla right, laureate, wearing cuirass and paludamentum
Reverse: Serapis stands left, wearing polos, raising right hand and holding scepter

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 153

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Caracalla

Origin

Rome

Date

216 AD

Medium

Gold

Inscriptions

Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Reverse: P M TR P XVIIII COS IIII P P

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 6.62 g

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4885

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