Tetradrachm of Carrhae with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 215–217


Mint: Mesopotamia, Carrhae; Findspot: Upper Galilee, Gush Halav

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 14.15 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.526

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate bust of Caracalla to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle stands, wings spread, head right with wreath in beak.
Below, crescent; at left, star.
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.; 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 139.1970); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

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