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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 around. Reverse: Eagle, head right, with wreath in beak. Between legs, figure wearing kalathos, holding harpa or whip in right hand, spindle or ear of wheat in left, flanked each side by horned animal facing front. Inscription in...

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By 1969: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., May 14, 1969

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Orthosia, Syria


Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 14.40 gm. Die Axis: 4

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The Ancient World


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