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Tetradrachm of Carrhae with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Radiate bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Eagle, wings spread, head right with wreath in beak. At left in field, star. Beneath eagle, crescent. Inscription in Greek. Reverse doublestruck. (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.; September 24, 1974: purchased from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, October 9, 1974

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: 29.5 mm. Weight: 15.75 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1974.506

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins