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Tetradrachm of Emisa (?) with bust of Uranius Antoninus

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Uranius Antoninus to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Camel to right. In field above SC Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1973: with Bank Leu A.G., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Bank Leu A.G., June 13, 1973

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 253–254

Mint

Emisa (?), Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 8.96 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1973.292

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins