Tetradrachm of Beroea with bust of Caracalla
Mint: Syria, Beroea; Findspot: Upper Galilee, Gush Halav
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 12.53 gm. Die Axis: 12
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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle stands, wings spread, head left with wreath in beak.
Below, an animal.
Inscriptions in Greek below eagle and around.
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.; April 2, 1973: purchased from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, May 9, 1973
Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock