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Coin of Abydos under Caracalla

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Roman (r. 188 - 217 CE)
Coin of Abydos under Caracalla, 197-217
Coin
Roman Provincial
,
2nd-3rd century CE
Roman Imperial period, Middle
Creation Place: Abydos (Troas)
Bronze
31.37 g
Cf. BMC p. 7 no. 60 (rev.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, David M. Robinson Fund
, 2002.282.5
Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art & Numismatics
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Description
Obv.: Bust of Caracalla, r., laureate and wearing paludamentum and cuirass.
Rev.: Representation of the myth of Hero and Leander: Hero stands facing l. on tower (lighthouse of Sestos) at r., holding lighted lamp with extended r. arm and with l. hand on hip; Leander swims r.; above, Eros holding a torch flies r.
Provenance
Th. Prowe and V.M. Brand Coll.
Auktion Egger, Vienna 46 (1914) lot.603
Sotheby Parke Bernett, London, The Brand Collection 7 (1984) lot.359
M&M Deutschland, Auktion 11, 7-8 November 2002, lot.62