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Tetradrachm of Antioch with bust of Diadumenian

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Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Diadumenian to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Eagle stands on leg and thigh, wings spread, head right with wreath in beak. 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.; November 10, 1970: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 217–218

Findspot

Gush Halav, Upper Galilee

Mint

Antioch, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 13.29 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1970.488

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins