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3130175
313, Lot: 175. Estimate $100.
Sold for $160. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CILICIA, Tarsus. Caracalla. AD 198-217. Æ (34mm, 17.88 g, 6h). Bust right, wearing crown and garments of the demiourgos / Galley under sail with six oarsmen right, hortator at stern. SNG France –; SNG Levante 1067. Fine, green patina, large edge flaw.


From the Simon Shipp Collection.

Caracalla wears both the crown and the chiton of the demiourgos, the official who oversaw the operation of regional festivals and games.