|IMPORTANT ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF THE EMPEROR CARACALLA, AD 211-217
Somewhat idealized into a depiction of Ares. His reign was notable for: the Constitutio Antoniniana, granting Roman citizenship to freemen throughout the Roman Empire in order to increase taxation; debasing the silver content in Roman coinage by 25% in order to pay the legions; the construction of a large thermae outside Rome, the remains of which, known as the Baths of Caracalla.
Ex English collection.
Ca. AD 215
H. 11 in.
Art of the Ancient World, 2009, no. 15
FULL-SCREEN FLASH SLIDESHOW