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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)


By 1963: with B. H. Kazandjian, 737 Boylston Street, Boston, Mass.; purchased by MFA from B. H. Kazandjian, November 13, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 217–218


Emisa, Syria


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

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The Ancient World


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