Tetradrachm of Caesarea Maritima with bust of Caracalla

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 215–217


Mint: Samaria (Syria Palestina), Caesarea Maritima

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 14.27 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

69.70

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, head left, holding wreath in beak, standing on snake-entwined torch.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1969: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., May 14, 1969

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour