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Tetradrachm of Antioch with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Eagle stands, wings spread, head right with wreath in beak. Below, star above crescent. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

One of a hoard of coins found in a pottery jar at Gush Halav in Upper Galilee and acquired by Major H. Ophir in Nazareth in 1948; by 1969: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; April 2, 1973: purchased from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, May 9, 1973

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 214–217

Findspot

Gush Halav, Upper Galilee

Mint

Antioch, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 14.06 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1973.278

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins