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Tetradrachm of Antioch with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to left. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Eagle stands on thigh, wings spread, head right with wreath in beak. Inscription in Greek in field and around.

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.; 1970: purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; loaned to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III, June 10, 1970 (as 142.1970); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

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

Findspot

Gush Halav, Upper Galilee

Mint

Antioch, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 15.27 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1998.529

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins