Obverse: Diademed bust of Julia Domna

Reverse: Venus enthroned, with scepter

Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Context: Rome
Material: Silver
Denomination: Antoninianus
Issuing Authority: Caracalla
Actual Weight: 4.61 g.
Die Axis: 7
Date: exact 211 AD - exact 217 AD
Dimensions: 24 mm.
Region: Latium
Period: Severan


Obverse Type: Within a dotted circle sits the draped figure of Venus, enthroned and shown in 3/4-view to the left. She holds a scepter in left hand and reaches out with her right hand.

Donor: Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoƫ Wilbour

Commentary: Imperial antoninianus

Sources Used: BMCRE V, 434, no. 23A; RIC IV, 274, no 388a