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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Coin ID #1508

Isaura (AD 198-217) AE 27 - Caracalla

Caracalla, 198-217 AD. AE27 (18.15g). Laureate and cuirassed bust right, drapery on shoulder, aegis on cuirass / Tetrastyle temple with arched pediment, bust of Hercules on column within. Near EF, green-brown patina. Scarce city.

Levante describes the reverse bust as Septimius Severus, but the prominence of Hercules in the city's pantheon makes him the more likely object of a cult temple.

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City/Mint name:Isaura
Rating (12 votes):22222
Keywords:bronze / roman
References:SNG Levante 263 (this coin)
Valuation:CNG Auc. 64 (9/2003), lot 657 ($575 + comm)
Photo courtesy of:Classical Numismatic Group -
Filesize:64 KiB
Date added:Mar 31, 2005
Dimensions:500 x 249 pixels
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