Tetradrachm of Byblus with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 215–217


Mint: Syria, Byblus

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 12.41 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.1623

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Caracalla to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle standing front, wings spread, head left, holds wreath in beak.
Between legs, altar with three horns and three feet.
Inscription in Greek around and in right field.

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