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Tetradrachm of Orthosia with bust of Caracalla

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Eagle, wings spread, head to right with wreath in beak, stands above figure wearing kalathos and flanked by two horned animals facing. Inscription in Greek.

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 13, 1974

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Findspot

Gush Halav, Upper Galilee

Mint

Orthosia, Syria

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 11.67 gm. Die Axis: 4

Accession Number

1974.511

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins