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Tetradrachm of Carrhae with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to left, spear in right hand, shield with bull's head on left arm. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Eagle stands on groundline, head right with wreath in beak. In field at left, star. Below eagle, crescent. In exergue, two dots....

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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.; September 28, 1970: purchased from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, November 10, 1970

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock

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

Findspot

Gush Halav, Upper Galilee

Mint

Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 12.73 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1970.504

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins