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Coin of Gadara with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Draped bust of Herakles right. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1975: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; March 25, 1975: purchased from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, April 9, 1975

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 211–217

Mint

Gadara, Arabia: Decapolis

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 9.58 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1975.305

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins