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Tetradrachm of Tyre with bust of Diadumenian

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


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Gush Halav, Upper Galilee


Tyre, Syria


Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 11.60 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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