Tetradrachm of Tyre with bust of Geta

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


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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1998.517

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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