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Tetradrachm of Edessa with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla, head turned right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Eagle standing front, wings spread, holds wreath in beak right. Between legs, shrine with pediment. Inscription in Greek around. (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

Edessa, Mesopotamia

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 13.23 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.1624

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins