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Tetradrachm of Beroea with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Eagle stands, wings spread, head left with wreath in beak. Below, an animal Inscription in Greek in exergue and around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


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

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Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 215–217


Gush Halav, Upper Galilee


Beroea, Syria


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 12.53 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins