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Tetradrachm of Byblus with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Eagle standing front, wings spread, head left, holds wreath in beak. Between legs, altar with three horns and three feet. Inscription in Greek around and in right field. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1963: with B. H. Kazandjian, 737 Boylston Street, Boston, Mass.; purchased by MFA from B. H. Kazandjian, November 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Byblus, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 12.41 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.1623

Medium or Technique

Billon

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins