Tetradrachm of Orthosia with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 215–217


Mint: Syria, Orthosia; Findspot: Upper Galilee, Gush Halav

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 12.60 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1974.512

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Caracalla to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle, wings spread, head to right with wreath in beak, stands above figure wearing kalathos and flanked by two facing horned animals.
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.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., November 13, 1974

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour