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Tetradrachm of Laodicea with bust of Diadumenian

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Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Diadumenian to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Eagle stands, wings spread, head right with wreath in beak, star between legs. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

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.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., November 10, 1970

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Findspot

Gush Halav, Upper Galilee

Mint

Laodicea, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 15.30 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1970.489

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins