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Cistophorus: CM.MC.7733-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Ruler: Severus Alexander (222-35)
Mint: Pergamum



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1906-11-22) by McClean, J. R.


198 - 217

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter 42 mm Weight 35.9 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Laureate bust of Caracalla, right, wearing cuirass decorated with gorgoneion; border of dots.

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Three temples, the two lower ones seen in perspective, the third set between them above, the porch facing and in it Asklepios throned left, holding sceptre and serpent; lotiform acroteria to all temples and letters (AN(?)) or decoration in pediment of upper temple; plain exergue line; border of dots.

  • Text: ???CTPA [KAIP??] around; [AT]TA ?OV above; ????? ????N in centre; ?????? ? N? ?KOP?? in exergue
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.MC.7733-R
Primary reference Number: 235013
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Audit data

Created: Monday 9 September 2019 Updated: Monday 9 September 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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