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Tetradrachm of Caesarea Maritima with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Eagle, head left, holding wreath in beak, standing on snake-entwined torch. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1969: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., May 14, 1969

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Caesarea Maritima, Samaria (Syria Palestina)

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 14.27 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

69.70

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins