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Tetradrachm of Tyre with bust of Geta

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Eagle stands, wings spread, head left with wreath in beak. Below, murex shell and club. 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 date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; 1970: purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; loaned to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III, June 10, 1970 (as 130.1970); December 16, 1998: gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 209–211

Findspot

Gush Halav, Upper Galilee

Mint

Tyre, Phoenicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 13.49 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1998.517

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins