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Tetradrachm of Emisa with bust of Julia Domna

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Obverse: Bust of Julia Domna, draped, wearing stephane, right. (Inscription in Greek) Reverse: Eagle, wings spread, head to left with wreath in beak, above draped bust of Helios to left. At right of Helios, Greek letter gamma. (Inscription in Greek around)


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.; November 10, 1971: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Gush Halav, Upper Galilee


Emisa, Syria


Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 14.80 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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