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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 stands, wings spread, head right with wreath in beak. Below, crescent; at left, star. Inscription in Greek.

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.; 1970: purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; loaned to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III, June 10, 1970 (as 139.1970); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

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

Findspot

Gush Halav, Upper Galilee

Mint

Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 14.15 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.526

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins