Obverse: Laureate bust of Caracalla

Reverse: A nude athlete with a discus and three balls

Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Context: Philippopolis
Material: Bronze
Denomination: Medallion
Issuing Authority: Caracalla
Actual Weight: 38.44 g.
Die Axis: 6
Date: exact 211 AD - exact 217 AD
Dimensions: 41.5 mm.
Region: Thrace
Period: Severan


Obverse Type: Within a dotted circle stands the nude figure of a discus thrower, in 3/4-view to the left. He holds a discus in his left hand and three balls in his outstretched right hand.

Donor: Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoƫ Wilbour

Commentary: Imperial bronze medallion

Sources Used: BMC Thrace, 166, no. 36