Tetradrachm of Tyre with bust of Diadumenian

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 217–218


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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1970.490

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Diadumenian to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle stands on club, wings spread, head left with wreath in beak.
Between legs, murex shell.
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 10, 1970

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour