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Tetradrachm of Emisa with bust of Macrinus

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Macrinus to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Eagle, wings spread, head left, stands to front. Radiate bust of Helios left, between legs. Inscription in Greek around. Beneath eagle's head: A (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. 217–218

Mint

Emisa, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 13.44 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.1622

Medium or Technique

Billon

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins