Coin Of Abydos Under Caracalla
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2002.282.5
People
Caracalla, Roman (r. 188 - 217 CE)
Title
Coin of Abydos under Caracalla
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
197-217
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Abydos (Troas)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Middle
Culture
Roman Provincial
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
31.37 g
Die Axis
12
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
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Cf. BMC p. 7 no. 60 (rev.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, David M. Robinson Fund
Accession Year
2002
Object Number
2002.282.5
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Descriptions
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.
Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

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