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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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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Orthosia, Syria

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

69.69

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins