Tetradrachm of Edessa with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 215–217


Mint: Mesopotamia, Edessa

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 13.23 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.1624

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla, head turned right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle standing front, wings spread, holds wreath in beak right.
Between legs, shrine with pediment.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with B. H. Kazandjian, 737 Boylston Street, Boston, Mass.; purchased by MFA from B. H. Kazandjian, November 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour